Deadline: 14-Jan-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
This assignment is to undertake an evidence-based analysis of the contribution of plastic waste to water pollution in the rivers and water bodies in Sri Lanka, in order to: (1) inform investment priorities to manage clean-up of rivers and water bodies in Colombo and beyond; (2) inform new policies aiming at preventing plastic in water bodies and contribute to practical solutions to improve land-based waste management services such as collection, recycling, and treatment, and contribute towards circular economy agenda; (3) inform and strengthen the diagnostic study on riverine pollution, focusing on defining the value-chain of collection, sorting reuse and recycling of riverine waste in Sri Lanka; and (4) understand and further develop local and community-based or small private sector-based approaches for plastics interception and reuse / recycling of collected solid waste.
Deadline: 05-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The assignment includes but not limited to undertaking baseline study to identify and quantify of key types of plastics, as per consumer goods/use, that pollute marine environment, identifying main drivers of plastic pollution, data analysis of plastics including material flow analysis and life cycle analysis, gap analysis of relevant existing policy and institutional architecture, stakeholder consultations, developing and implementing a methodology for sampling, testing, and data analysis of macro/microplastic load, development of stakeholder plan as well as contingency response plan in COVID-19 situation, and providing actionable recommendations based on primary and secondary research.
Deadline: 01-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The primary objective of this Consultancy is to take stock of baseline information for plastic waste leakage into rivers and seas to build a more harmonized regional monitoring, management, and policy framework for plastic waste reduction and enable a more circular economy model for plastics in the South Asia Region. The proposed assignment will document the current status of plastic pollution and its value chain (e.g. hotspots for marine plastic debris, waste composition, material flow of waste plastics), regulatory gap analysis, and identification of relevant stakeholders involved in the life-cycle of plastic and their needs, and possible recycling technology and innovations, etc.