Marine litter and microplastics: Promoting the environmentally sound management of plastic wastes and achieving the prevention and minimisation of the generation of plastic wastes

The project 'Marine litter and microplastics: Promoting the environmentally sound management of plastic wastes and achieving the prevention and minimisation of the generation of plastic wastes' (NORAD-project) is implemented by the UNEP Secretariats of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions (BRS/UNEP) with support of the Basel Convention Centre for South-East Asia in Indonesia (BCRC-SEA), the Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for the African Region (BCCC Africa), as well as various consultants. The project has the objectives to contribute to:

  • Prevent and significantly reduce marine litter and microplastics from sources in Bangladesh and Ghana
  • Infrastructure and systems for waste management, including material recycling, for waste from land-based activities in Bangladesh and Ghana are improved
  • Global commitments and national and regional instruments to prevent marine litter and microplastics are strengthened

Oeko-Institut has been assigned by BRS/UNEP to cooperate with other consultants of this project and to identify possibilities and strategies for environmentally sound management of plastic waste in Bangladesh and Ghana. In this context, Oeko-Institut will also develop and pilot test alternative collection and management pathways for one plastic waste type in one pilot location.

 

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Status of project

End of project: 2021

Project manager

Project staff

Günter Dehoust
Senior Researcher Resources & Transport
Siddharth Prakash
Senior Researcher / Head of Subdivision Circular Economy & Global Value Chains Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Funded by

Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal

Project partners

Mountain Research Institute (MRI)