Description of the project

Ukrainian Packaging and Ecological Coalition uniting the biggest packaging and packaged goods producers having signed the Memorandum on Cooperation with Vyshgorod Town Council has launched a pilot project of separate packaging waste collection within the context of implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility concept.

Taking one city as an example, we would like to show the importance of responsibility of business for packaging wastes, readiness of the Ukrainians for the separated household wastes collection and highlight new opportunities for recycling industry.

For the first time in Ukraine, for residents of the whole town, with the support of local authorities, a separate collection of packaging waste in the composition of household waste is established on the basis of extended producer responsibility.

Even one year of the pilot project has resulted in considerable volumes of collected packaging waste that can reach up to 25% of all packaging waste in the city.

Communal enterprise "Managing Company" of Vyshgorod Council organizes the transportation of household waste, is responsible for sanitary cleaning of waste collection sites, including packaging waste.

Small Private Enterprise "Rada" is the executor of services on collection, transportation and sorting of packaging waste.

Recycling enterprises of Ukraine recycle the packaging waste from paper, glass, plastic, metals. Under the pilot project of separated household wastes collection actively implemented in Vyshgorod town, Kyiv Region, UKRPEC proposes ways of integrated solution of the waste problem. Over 60% of collected household wastes delivered today to landfills will be recycled.

Solves global goals

Responsible consumption and production

Extended Producer Responsibility in Ukraine can and should become the main way of packaging waste management as well as many other types of waste management, like batteries, tires, oils, electric appliances, even clothes, and other. It is only when we implement the relevant projects across Ukraine, we will be able to resolve the problem with wastes, reduce number and surface area of solid waste landfills and will start building the close-loop economy following the best practices of developed countries.

Responsible consumption and production

Extended Producer Responsibility in Ukraine can and should become the main way of packaging waste management as well as many other types of waste management, like batteries, tires, oils, electric appliances, even clothes, and other. It is only when we implement the relevant projects across Ukraine, we will be able to resolve the problem with wastes, reduce number and surface area of solid waste landfills and will start building the close-loop economy following the best practices of developed countries.

About the applicant organization

Ukrainian Packaging and Ecological Coalition is a non-profit association of packaging and packaged goods producers.


Project partners

«Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine Limited»

PepsiCo Ukraine

Tetra Pak

CJSC "Elopak-Fastov"

OJSC "Ken-Pack (Ukraine)"

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