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.

At its fourteenth meeting, held from 29 April to 10 May 2019, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal adopted decision BC-14/13 on further actions to address plastic waste under the Basel Convention. In section VI of decision BC-13/14, the COP, among other things, welcomed the proposal to establish a Basel Convention Partnership on Plastic Waste, decided to establish a working group of the Partnership, adopted the terms of reference of the Partnership and requested the working group to implement its workplan.

Section III, paragraph 3 (d) of the terms of reference provides that the overall tasks of the working group include to undertake pilot projects which support the delivery of the other overall tasks of the working group. The pilot projects are expected to deliver benefits for developing country Parties or Parties with economies in transition and support the delivery of the overall activities of the Partnership working group and, in particular, its four project groups on: i. Plastic waste prevention and minimization; ii. Plastic waste collection, recycling and other recovery including financing and related markets; iii. Transboundary movements of plastic waste; and iv. Outreach, education and awareness-raising.

Call for proposals

To date, two calls for pilot project proposals have been issued as follows:

Pilot project outcomes

The outcomes of the pilot projects implemented under the PWP pilot project programme will be published on the Basel Convention website.