Regional Research on Waste Management Economic Instruments Implemented in SEE
The Project “Regional research on waste management economic instruments implemented in South Eastern European (SEE) countries” is financed under “Sustainable Municipal Services (SMS 2.0)” in Kosovo and co-financed by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and by the European Union. Cooperation at the regional level is achieved through a sub-group of Seneca Green, which consists of bilateral waste management projects in Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Eastern Ukraine and Greece, as well as regional projects in SEE and the Western Balkans (WB).
This research document, completed within the framework of this project, focused on analyzing the waste management economic instruments in place for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Greece, Ukraine and Serbia to be shared as good practices; reveal existing experiences, mechanisms and possible impacts while representing instrument types, levels of intervention, positions in the value chain and types of waste, to gain a full overview of the current stage of integrated waste management processes in the SEE countries. The research also provided detailed description of three successfully implemented economic instruments with impact on cost-effectiveness and on behavioral change among producers, consumers and waste processors, which could effectively be exchanged and potentially implemented in other SEE countries.