Integrated approach for decreasing POPs disposal, for solving the problem with plastic foil as waste, as well as accomplishing economical and local development
Due to enormous usage of plastic foil for speeding up the production process in farming and the lack of a system for dealing with plastic waste once it has been used, farmers usually burn their plastic foil on their fields. This is creating a massive problem with POPs. The project aim to achieve the decreasing of the amount of the POPs, in the Strumica region and also in the region of the vilages Kuklis and Prosenikovo. The second project objective is to accomplish an economic interest and local development for these communities, by collecting and selling the plastic waste as an alternative option to simply burning it.

Project Snapshot

Grantee: Planetum
Country: Macedonia
Area Of Work: Chemicals
Operational Phase: Phase 3
Grant Amount: US$ 16,352.00
Co-Financing Cash: US$ 8,232.00
Co-Financing in-Kind: US$ 8,217.00
Project Number: MKD/OP3/01/06/01
Start Date: 6/2006
End Date: 10/2007
Status: Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
Citizens’ Committees created in each of the two villages with aim to be facilitators of the activities implementation, involve locals and gain ownership of results Organized data collection in order to determine the environmental priorities, with accent on the two villages four public meetings (two in each village) were organized when results of the data collected and future plans were presented and at the same time public was given an opportunity to respond to the present environmental issues Prepared Individual Village Plans on the environmental necessities and priorities: should serve to focus the investment of the finances collected from selling the wasted plastic foil in order to reach their needs and requirements for healthier safe environment Selected collection points in the two villages, where waste plastic foil was stored until collected Two tailored workshops for the farmers organized, to raise their awareness, to educate and motivate them to participate in the organized collection of the waste plastic foil in their villages.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Informative flyer was created and disseminated to the public of these two villages The project and project results was recorded and presented on the Macedonian National TV (series smart Projects, 12/06/2009).
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Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 4000
Number of innovations or new technologies developed / applied 1

Grantee Contact

Mr. Aleksandar Lazarov


22 Dekemvri bb
Strumica , 2400


local government

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Zlatko Samardziev
Phone: +389-(0)2-310-99-56
Fax: +389-(0)2-310-99-56
Ms Melita Ivanova
Phone: +389-(0)2-310-99-56
Fax: +389-(0)2-310-99-56


Majka Tereza 15/6
Skopje, 1000