Call for PWP pilot project proposals

Pilot projects are to be implemented under the Basel Convention Partnership on Plastic Waste (PWP) to improve and promote the environmentally sound management (ESM) of plastic waste and to prevent and minimize its generation.

Key facts

  • Deadline for applications: 24 September 2020 at 23h59 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
  • Indicative budget: approx. USD 50,000 to 80,000 per project.
  • Indicative timeframe of projects: approx. 12-18 months.

Eligible proponents

Proposals may be submitted by:

  • Parties to the Basel Convention;
  • Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional and Coordinating Centres;
  • not-for-profit entities that have observer status under the Basel Convention; and
  • non-Party States that have observer status under the Basel Convention.

Please refer to the full list of eligibility criteria as outlined in the modalities document featured below.

Click here for information on admission of observers under the Basel Convention.

Examples of possible pilot project topics across the project groups

Proposals may fall under one or several of the four project groups of the PWP, as listed in the table below. For each project group, a non-exhaustive list of examples of possible pilot project topics is provided.

Project group

Examples of possible pilot project topics

1) Plastic waste prevention and minimization

2) Plastic waste collection, recycling and other recovery including financing and related markets

3) Transboundary movements of plastic waste

4) Outreach, education and awareness-raising

Further information on the four project groups established by the PWP, including their agreed workplans, is available on the Project groups and activities webpage.

Information on submitting proposals

All project proposals are to be submitted using the approved template for proposals. Applicants are also requested to refer to the modalities for the submission, selection, implementation and evaluation of pilot projects of the Basel Convention Partnership on Plastic Waste working group. To submit your application, please send the completed form and supporting documents to the Secretariat: and

Important documents

Further information

Please visit the webpage of the PWP for more information. For any questions, please contact the Secretariat: and