This is a connected world, come and make it better
This is a connected world, come and make it better
The project aimed to establish a mechanism of household plastic management, which indirectly reduces the emission of POPs (dioxins and furans) and directly reduces the amount of waste and also littering in the communities. This project is a good practice replication of the project finished by the GEF SGP grantees environmental associations Planetum and Sonchev rid. More specifically this project takes the successfully developed model of collecting PET and other plastic through primary schools (5 primary schools in the Municipality of Chair, Skopje) and further evolve with added environmental education component. Project activities included:
Establishing a school teams for collecting and municipality working team,
Public awareness campaign on POPs and plastic collecting, its use and educate on the consequences and danger if burnt
Design and publishing of the environmental playbook for pupils and informative flyer for parents
Environmental education targeting school pupils on importance of POPs and PET collection,
Organising PET collection by placing waste bins in 5 schools and purchasing 20 machines for minimizing the bottle’s volume.
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Project Snapshot

Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 7,330.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 3,620.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 3,690.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Planning non gef grant
As requested by the involved project schools, the project team was asked to continue with the similar kind of project activities in the future. In addition 5 other schools from the municipality requested to be involved in the planned future activities. Following the well established cooperation with the primary schools, ORT was asked to be part of the Global Green Wave. Within this global celebration of the International Day Biological Diversity, on 22 may 2009 ORT with the pupils of primary school in Skopje organized and carried out planting of trees, placing generic names of the plants in the school yard and watered the new and existing plants in and outside the school building.
Policy Influence
Established functional system of selection, collection, transport and sell of the domestaclly produced waste plastic in 5 primary schools in Skopje
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Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 3
Total monetary value (US dollars) of ecosystem goods sustainably produced and providing benefit to project participants and/or community as a whole (in the biodiversity, international waters, and land degradation focal areas as appropriate) 1500
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 17106
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 8936
Number of innovations or new technologies developed / applied 1

Grantee Contact

Ms. Biljana Stevanovska
Phone: + 389 2 3079 235


Bul Jane Sandanski 61/47
Skopje , 1000


SGP Country office contact

Mr. Zlatko Samardziev
Ms Melita Ivanova


Majka Tereza 15/6
Skopje, 1000