Extended Producer Responsibility in Armenia
This EPR guide is developed in the frames of Waste Policy Armenia Sweden funded program implemented by the American University of Armenia Acopian Center for the Environment.
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Packaging, WEEE, Car tires, Batteries and accumulators.
Is municipal solid waste recycled in Armenia?
Yes. Partly. There is capacity in the country to recycle glass, paper, metals, and some types of plastic waste. The recyclers report supply issues, meaning that even with the existing capacities the country can recycle even more.
How much municipal solid waste is recycled in Armenia?
There is no clear data on the quantities of recycled waste. Estimates vary depending on the source.
How the recyclable waste is sorted and collected in Armenia?
Recyclable waste is sorted and collected in three ways. The majority of recycled waste is sorted and collected from mixed waste arriving in landfills. Some municipalities have set up sorted collection partially covering the municipality area, however, most of those local authority lead initiatives couldn’t ensure efficient operation of simply didn’t work out and stopped. The third way the recyclable waste is sorted and collected in Armenia is through civic or private sector initiatives lead by organizations, such as EcoAghb, ISSD, Apaga, Tapon.am, and others.
Which types of solid wastes are recycled in Armenia?
All kinds of glass packaging, paper and cardboard, metals, and some types of plastics. Some small quantities of organic wastes such as caw manure and straws are recycled through vermi-composting.
Is there any guidance on how to sort waste properly?
The municipality of Yerevan has published several video guides in Armenian.
How to sort plastic
How to sort glass
How to sort paper
Is there a map of sorting containers in Yerevan?
The municipality of Yerevan has published a map of sorting bins installed in the city of Yerevan.