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Only 5% of 30,000 municipal solid waste is processed annually in Puchavičy District. Most of the waste is disposed at a landfill site, contaminating the environment. The Project will both improve the ecology of the raion and offer a great example of waste management for other regions of Belarus.
Goals and Objectives: The project aims to improve the quality of waste management services in rural areas. It will require the establishment of a system for collecting electrical and electronic equipment; elimination of unauthorized dumps; and generation of local residents' interest in state-of-the-art methods of waste collection.
Intermediate Outcomes: Development of an electronic/electric waste collection system began with a study of the baseline: how fast such waste accumulates and what its components are. The findings were used to inform the development of an integrated electronic/electric waste management system for Puchavičy District.
The project has supported the establishment of a site for collection of electronic/electric waste from households. A mini-van have been procured for collecting used household equipment from households on call. 54 used battery collection containers have been installed. There are only a few of the strategy implementation activities.
The project has fostered the efforts to eliminate and prevent the illegal dumping. With support from the European Union, a bulldozer has been procured, and green waste composting grounds have been set up in the District's educational institutions.
Broad-scale awareness-raising efforts have been made to bring the attention of the local community to the proper waste management issue and to motivate their activity.
Points of Contact: Alina Bushmovich, General Manager, International public organisation "Ecoproject" Partnership" (IPO "Ecopartnership")
+375 17 336 01 90, +375 29 310 05 80, firstname.lastname@example.org.