Functioning Waste Management Systems
Due to the local political situation in the country, the efficiency of the waste and recycling sector is severely limited, leading to illegal dumping in some cases. There is a great demand for a functioning waste management system, especially for the professional disposal of hazardous and toxic or environmentally harmful waste (e.g., medical products), as well as for the large quantities of construction and demolition waste.
SMEs and Young Adults
Fresh graduates, entrepreneurs and small new businesses in the environmental sector are ineffectively introduced to existing market players and find employment prospects in the local waste and recycling sector very difficult. There is also a high demand for knowledge transfer to existing best-available technologies, standards, regulatory frameworks, and business practices.
The project followed an integrative approach to promote innovative business ideas, develop local capacities as well as technology transfer. During the training, both young people and entrepreneurs from the waste and recycling sector were brought together to examine the existing waste/ recycling management with regards to possible optimizations and to identify and pilot measures. Participants were also able to gain direct insight into potential employers.