Main activities of the service:
Development of situation assessment report on the status and plastic leakages related to operations of informal recycling actors and the plastic industry;
Development and update of context-specific draft guidelines/manual and best practices for preventing plastics (by informal recyclers) and pellet losses by factories;
Submission of final guidelines/manual in English and in Vietnamese versions; and
Participation in knowledge dissemination and capacity-building workshop.
Activities in 2022:
Reviewed the literature regarding (i) policy and regulatory mechanisms; (ii) institutional framework and stakeholders involved in plastic waste management and plastic recycling; (iii) plastic value chain and material flows for plastic recycling; and (iv) current status of recycling technology and environmental – economic – social impacts of plastic recycling (formal and informal sectors);
Conducted surveys, in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with identified keystone recycling enterprises, actors, and industry actors;
Carried out onsite field visits and assessment of process operations of selected recycling factories, junkshops, and plastic industry; and
Developed and completed the situation assessment report on plastic leakage from informal/formal recycling groups and pellet losses from logistical handling of pellets in the plastic industry in Hanoi city.
Develop and update technical guidance relevant to the local context and solutions to prevent plastics and resin pellets leakage from recycling facilities;
Completing and handing over the technical guideline in English and Vietnamese; and
Participation and presentation of findings/draft reports in the training and dissemination workshops.