Kazakhstan: Towards a Circular Economy for Plastics

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Kazakhstan: Towards a Circular Economy for Plastics
Year: 2022
Language: English, Russian
Country: Kazakhstan

This Guidance document presents international experience and recommendations for how to address the environmental problems related to the use of plastics in Kazakhstan. This includes the development of an extended producer (including importer) responsibility (EPR) mechanism and a plastic waste management system.

In order to assess the current situation and the relevance of the issues under consideration in Kazakhstan, a series of consultations were held with stakeholders including the Department of State Policy in Waste Management of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the self-regulatory organisation Kazakhstan Waste Management Association ‘KazWaste’, JV Coca-Cola Almaty Bottlers LLP, the Corporate Fund NGO Republican Center for Environmental Technologies, Zhasyl Damu JSC (the EPR Operator), the Association of Legal Entities Association of Packers of Kazakhstan, and the PlastNet plastic collection and recycling network.