Green Shift: Circularity of Plastic Waste for Net-Zero Carbon Nepal project is funded by the European Union to promote the Circular Economy. The project that will be implemented in Madhesh Province, Lumbini Province, and Bagmati Province through the consortium partners CREASION, Restless Development Nepal, and Youth Innovation Lab (YI-LAB).
The project aims to focus on technology for plastic waste collection, mobilizing civil societies of waste workers and sustainable product designing and packaging. With the active involvement of the WWs, women and marginalized groups, CSOs of WWs, youth groups, SMEs, local, provincial, and federal government bodies, the project will be carried out for a period of four years. The activities envisioned will create a synergy for the development of policy formulation at the local, provincial and federal level of the government. The project will be working on the promotion of plastic waste management and reduction for a just transition towards Circular economy along with the engagement of the stakeholders to advocate for inclusive and evidence-based policies for the promotion of circular economy. These activities are aimed towards bringing a transition to a circular economy of plastic by supporting CSOs of marginalized waste workers, three tiers of governments, private sector and youth.
The project aims to make a transition to a circular economy of plastics by supporting CSOs of marginalized waste workers, three tiers of governments, private sector and youths. This will be further aided by strengthening plastic waste management and reduction of plastic production. Furthermore, the project aims in engaging its key stakeholders to advocate for inclusive and evidence-based policies for the promotion of Circular Economy.
The project works on 3 core focus areas namely
a. Plastic waste management,
b. Innovation around non-plastic packaging and promotion of green enterprises and
c. Support advocacy data and policy changes.
The main target group of this action are marginalized groups of Waste Workers (WWs), youth groups, three tiers of government, private sector, and young entrepreneurs. There will be a direct involvement of WWs in the action. The action further aims to reach young people which can be specified through Climate Smart School, youths via Youth group and Waste Smart Fellows. The action will reach to all three tiers of government, from 9 target local governments (municipalities); 3 from each province and the federal level. The activities will be designed in a way that there is synergy between each component of the project.
Circularity of Plastic Waste for Net-Zero Carbon Nepal project (GreenShift Nepal) is a four year-long project that will be implemented in Madhesh Province, Lumbini Province, and Bagmati Province through the consortium partners CREASION, Restless Development, and Youth Innovation Lab (YI-LAB) and is funded by THE EUROPEAN UNION.
CREASION, is the project lead who will assume overall accountability for coordination, ensuring compliance, interaction and reporting to EU, budget and financial management, and monitoring and evaluation, and collaboration with local, provincial, and federal governments.