Implementation of the EU best practices of waste management

Project duration:

December 4, 2020 — December 31, 2021


The German federal company Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH commissioned by the Government of Germany in the framework of the global project “Export Initiative for Environmental Technologies”.


NGO “Center for Public and Media Initiatives” (Kharkiv)
NGO “Modern Ukraine” (Khmelnytsky)

The aim of the project is to promote the introduction of EU best practices in solid waste management by providing stakeholders with the necessary knowledge and analytical data while accelerating the development and implementation of regional waste management plans.

One of the main tasks is to strengthen the capacity of decision-makers in the public and private sectors to implement and apply modern environmental technologies and climate change mitigation on a regular basis.

Project activities:

1. Zero Waste Academy deep level

Organization of a training and practical course for local officials on the implementation of new legislation on the ground, writing road maps of local waste management of territorial communities by members of the Academy.

2. Advocacy campaigns at national and regional levels

Communication with key stakeholders on advocacy of European integration bills in draft laws of waste management, including solid waste. Defining the concept of the advocacy campaign and debunking the myths surrounding the problematic issues in the draft laws (e.g. extended producer responsibility).

Communication with local authorities on improving and implementing regional solid waste management plans and composting practices.

3. Development of innovative communication tools

Development of 3D tour and 3D model of the landfill with the help of drones for virtual reality glasses.

Watch the 3D tour of Poltava City Landfill at the link – https://ileyes.com/___poligon/index.html

View 3D model of Poltava city landfill – https://ileyes.com/___poligon/3d.html

4. Analytical studies

— «Best Available Techniques and Management Methods for Biological Waste Treatment» (Yanina Basista)

—«Analysis of the Possibility of Implementation of Biological Treatment of Solid Waste and Projects of Biogas Collection at Solid Waste Landfills on the Example of Waste Management Systems in the Poltava Region» (Yurii Matveev)