Prevent Plastics is a EU SWITCH-Asia funded project with the overall objective to promote Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) patterns in Myanmar through raised awareness and best practices on waste management.
The purpose of the 3Rs concept is to ensure the implementation of effective and comprehensive waste management practices in model zones in Yangon and Mandalay. This 3 Rs c oncept o ffers s trategies a nd a pproaches t o r educe w aste g eneration a s a first step, and to identify constraints and areas for improvements, gaps in current waste management structures, and propose step by step the 3Rs tactics (reduce, reuse, and recycle) while contributing towards environmental sustainability and improving the quality of waste management services with an affordable and reliable collection and transportation system in targeted Industrial Zones.
The targeted industrial zones are South Dagon Industrial Zone 1 (SD), Shwe Pyi Thar Industrial Zone 1 (SPT), and Shwe Lin Ban (SLB), and one zone in Mandalay region (MDY) to improve their waste management, practices specifically regarding plastics waste reduction, reduced illegal dumping and burning. This 3Rs c oncept is m ainly generated based on the three targeted industrial zones in Yangon.