PWP pilot projects

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

  • 23 pilot projects selected to date (see here an overview of the projects).
  • To be implemented in 22 countries in the Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Budgets range from USD 65,000 to 80,000.
  • Duration: 12-18 months.
  • Funded by the governments of Germany, Norway and Switzerland.

Implementing partners

As per the eligibility criteria, the pilot projects selected to date will be implemented 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.
Selection process

A call for proposals for pilot projects to be implemented under the PWP was launched in July – September 2020. The proposals were systematically assessed by the steering group (formed by the co-chairs of the projects groups of the PWP working group and the officers of the officers of the PWP working group) using the template featured in the modalities. Based on the completed assessment, the steering group ranked and selected the pilot projects and prioritized them taking into account the financial resources available.

All proposals had to 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 was 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.

Important documents

Further information

Please visit the webpage of the PWP for more information. For any questions, please contact the Secretariat: susan.wingfield@brsmeas.org and melisa.lim@brsmeas.org.

Meetings of the Steering Group of the PWP Pilot Projects

The working group of the PWP, at its first meeting, established a steering group tasked with overall guidance and oversight of the process for submission, selection, implementation and evaluation of pilot projects in line with applicable rules and regulations. To date, the steering group has held two virtual meetings on 27 November 2020 and 21 January 2021, respectively, to discuss matters related to the selection and operationalisation of the pilot projects. Relevant meeting documents are available below.

 
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Provisional agenda of the Plastic Waste Partnership Meeting of the Steering group (Online, 27 November 2020)181.39 K
Report of the Secretariat on the eligibility screening and draft assessment of project proposals under the Plastic Waste Partnership pilot project programme (2 November 2020)242.07 K
Compilation of the synopses of the eligible project proposals under the Plastic Waste Partnership pilot project programme300.92 K
Informal note of the online meeting of the Steering Group of the Plastic Waste Partnership (Online, 27 November 2020)190.52 K
Provisional agenda of the Plastic Waste Partnership Meeting of the Steering group (Online, 21 January 2021) 181.52 K
Report of the Secretariat on the assessment and selection of project proposals under the Plastic Waste Partnership pilot project programme227.05 K
Informal note of the online meeting of the Steering Group of the Plastic Waste Partnership (Online, 21 January 2021)201.77 K