WES Press Release - Roadmap to reduce use of Single-Use Plastics in Jordan

Some studies suggest that Jordanians use 3 billion plastic bags annually, and only 20 percent of these bags find their way to the landfill. It is obvious that a transition away from Single-Use Plastics is urgently needed.

The Ministry of Environment of Jordan issued in 2020, in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and other key stakeholders, the Waste Sector Green Growth National Action Plan (Waste GG-NAP 2021-2025) based on Jordan’s Green Growth Vision: economic growth which is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. The proper implementation of the Action Plan requires the development of concrete initiatives to support circular economy which could also promote sound waste management practices in the country.

The EU funded Water and Environment Support (WES) project in the ENI Southern Neighbourhood has just launched a technical assistance activity to support Jordan to implement its green and circular economy agenda and transition away from Single-Use Plastics (SUPs) at household and commercial levels in a strategic and systematic way. Read more

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published on 2021/05/12 14:17:00 GMT+0 last modified 2021-05-12T14:23:45+00:00