About the Project

Economic growth and increasing consumption rates in emerging economies and young EU member states do often encounter certain development lags in the waste management systems of these countries. The systems Germany and other EU members have established show that efficient waste management has many benefits and facilitates the decoupling of economic growth from resource consumption.

An efficient waste management does not only contribute to economic growth but also generates a higher quality of life, especially in metropolitan areas and shows a high potential for global climate change mitigation as well as resource efficiency.

Germany has pledged to support countries in the development of advanced waste management systems. As part of these the efforts, the German Environment Agency (UBA) funds the project “Identification and transfer of waste management concepts, services and products” that is implemented between March 2015 and December 2017.

 


Project Status

Croatia / Iran, August 2017: Result reports published

The project partners have summarized the results of the country workshops in result reports. The documents summarize the most important findings of the country studies and supplement them with the recommendations for actions discussed with the Iranian and Croatian actors for the further development of the respective waste management sector.

The results report for Iran can be downloaded here, the one for Croatia here.

 

 

Turkey, March 2017: Country study for Turkey is published

The country study consists of a detailed analysis of Turkey’s waste management sector. It gives an overview of the current situation of the waste management sector, identifies development potentials and provides suggestions on further developments of the sector. The country report has the following structure and provides information in the following areas:

  • Country background information
  • Environmental law and policy
  • Waste generation and treatment
  • Financing of waste management
  • The role of the private sector in waste management
  • Know-how and technology transfer

The country study can be accessed here.

 

Bulgaria, Mach 2017: Bulgaria country study is published and workshop took place in Sofia

The country study consists of a detailed analysis of Bulgaria’s waste management sector. It gives an overview of the current situation of the waste management sector, identifies development potentials and provides suggestions on further developments of the sector. The country report has the following structure and provides information in the following areas:

  • Country background information
  • Environmental law and policy
  • Waste generation and treatment
  • Financing of waste management
  • The role of the private sector in waste management
  • Know-how and technology transfer

The country study can be accessed here.

After releasing the country study on the 7th of March 2017 a workshop was hosted as a parallel event to the annual “Save The Planet” exhibition and conference and gathered nearly 60 participants from national and local waste management and politics together with representatives from reputable German companies, associations and from the Ministry of Environment.
Further information on the results and the presentations that were given during the workshop can be accessed here.

Iran, February 2017: Iran country study is published and workshop took place in Teheran

The country study offers a detailed analysis of Iran’s waste management sector. It gives an overview of the current situation of the waste management sector, identifies development potentials and provides suggestions on further developments of the sector. The country report has the following structure and provides information in the following areas:

  • Country background information
  • Environmental law and policy
  • Waste generation and treatment
  • Financing of waste management
  • The role of the private sector in waste management
  • Know-how and technology transfer

The country study can be accessed here.
The short version of the country study is available in German and Farsi.

The workshop was realised as part of the "Iran-Germany Waste Management Initiative" that had been founded by the Iranian partners. Therefore, the more than 200 participants did not only include Iranian and German waste sector representatives but also high-level politicians from both sides.
Further information on the results and the presentations that were given during the workshop can be accessed here.

Croatia, October 2016: Croatia country study is published & workshop took place in Zagreb

Croatia’s waste management sector has significant development potentials. In order to increase compliance with the European Union’s waste regulations, financial and technical support is needed. These are the conclusions of the country study on Croatia’s waste management sector that was published in October 2016.
The study provides an overview of the current situation of Croatia’s waste management and identifies fields for future cooperation of Croatia’s and Germany’s waste management sector. Among the most significant potentials for cooperation are the development of treatment and technology concepts as well as the provision of technical equipment for waste facilities.


The country study can be accessed here.


After the country study had been published, the Croatia country workshop took place in Zagreb on 26–28 October 2016. About 80 participants attended the event, including representatives from Croatian waste companies, municipalities and academia, as well as small and medium-sized companies from the German waste management sector.


Further information on the results and the presentations that were given during the workshop can be accessed here.


 

The project aims at supporting the four project countries Bulgaria, Croatia, Turkey and Iran in further advancing their waste management sectors. For each country, appropriate development potentials will be identified considering the following areas:

  • Policy development
  • Technology transfer
  • Financing mechanisms
  • Awareness and education

Proposals for interventions will be developed in country studies that take into account each country’s specific waste sector conditions. The transfer of waste management concepts, services and products must match the individual country’s background and contribute to tailor-made progress in the national waste management sectors. Results will be discussed with national waste management stakeholders in country workshops. Towards the end of the project a closing conference will be held in Germany where the results and experiences from all countries will be shared to facilitate learning between the countries.

 

The project structure is as follows:

Project structure English