We recycle WEEE and achieve SDGs

Characteristics:

Area:

tot teritoriul RM

Beneficiary:

AO EcoDigital

Main field:

Coalitions for the management of local and global chemicals

Period:

2021.02.08 - 2022.02.07

Grant amount:

49854 USD $

Statute:

In procces

Based on the results of the study conducted by A.O. Association for Waste Recovery in 2019 and directly the results and impact of the project implemented with the support of the Small Grants Programme GEF SGP Moldova, A.O. EcoDigital considers it important to ensure the continuity of the results obtained and directly expand the number of beneficiaries of the project with access to information and WEEE collection points, thus directly contributing to the achievement of at least eight Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with no. 3, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 15 and 17. Thus, we intend to expand the WEEE collection infrastructure by creating new collection points (72 points), thus allowing to ensure the inhabitants of the Republic of Moldova with the only and most large WEEE collection network - 200 WEEE collection points (minimum one point in each District Center).
With the expansion of the WEEE collection network and the direct increase in the number of people informed and involved in the management of this hazardous waste, it will be possible to reduce the level of contamination of the environment with hazardous chemicals, but also the risk of exposure to various diseases. in line with GEF SGP Country Strategy Initiative 3 (Local to Global Coalitions for Chemicals and Waste Management).
The beneficiaries of the project will be the institutions representing the public sector (LPA), including on request and / or through the selection method, economic agents, educational institutions, NGOs, etc.
An important component of the project is the Education and Awareness of the population and the promotion of the REPAIR principle, according to the best world practices, which allows the extension of the life of the equipment. As a planned action in this regard is the arrangement of a laboratory class within the College of Ecology - WEEE class, which will be equipped with various samples of WEEE, which will allow the study and visualization in detail of the types of materials they are composed of (plastic , metal, electronics, etc.). The laboratory will be used as a space for organizing WEEE repair workshops and various information sessions / workshops.
Through all the activities planned for a period of 12 months, the project aims at a more active involvement of the population not only from Chisinau, but from the whole country, each of the districts having access to information, points and local collection campaigns organized with the support of authorized operators, project partners and directly the education of correct skills.