Desk Research and Feasibility Study of MSW Recycling

Expert Months

Three

Client

Oxfam Organization, Mafraq Jordan

Duration

12/15 – 03/16

Carried Out By Greenplans

60%

Location

Jordan

Partners

Morethanshelters (MTS), and the Innovation and Planning Agency (IPA), Germany

Desk Research and Feasibility Study of MSW recycling project at Za’atri Syrian Refugees Camp

The objective of the project was to implement a functioning waste separation and recycling system within one District of Za’atari camp that provides income generation opportunities for male and female Syrian refugees, reduces the volume of solid waste sent to landfill and the amount that accumulates within the camp, and to utilise a Jordanian partner organization for the reuse or resale of recyclable waste materials.

The main objectives of the desk research and feasibility assignments of the solid waste recycling project were:

  • To investigate the potential of existing private waste recycling companies/ partners in Jordan; shortlist the local recycling partners having the willingness and ability to perform recycling activities in Za’atari camp in a proper way.
  • To examine the existing solid waste generation at Za’atari camp and analyze the waste composition and proportion of the recyclable materials.
  • To carry out economic and financial analysis (Feasibility Study) for the potential of recycling the solid waste streams being generated in Za’atari camp.

The scope of the project has included key activities as follows:

  • Desk research about the potential for local solid waste recycling companies in Jordan to be involved in the collection of sorted waste streams which are generated in Za’atari refugee camp.
  • Development of an evaluation criteria for selecting the most suitable partners for involvement in the project and production of shortlist for the final selection of the best recycling companies which are potentially capable to operate and sustain this kind of project.
  • Elaborating an economic and financial analysis for this kind of projects in order to attract partners and stakeholder involvements in all the phases of the project.
  • Development of scenarios for improvement and stakeholder’s consultations.

The outcomes of the project are:

  • Desk research and review report
  • Social research and analysis report

Feasibility Study report including Waste Composition Analysis for the Camp Za’atari, Jordan


Improving Environmental Governance

Expert Months

Nine

Client

UNDP Jordan

Duration

03/15 – 12/15

Carried Out By Greenplans

100%

Location

Jordan

Partners

None

Improving environmental governance and stakeholder engagement capabilities toward energy efficiency in the civil community societies

The aim of the project is to enable a selected local NGOs for improving their capabilities considering issues of governance and stakeholder engagement. A local NGO in Jordan named “Families Development Association (FDA)” is one of the beneficiaries qualified in this project. The FDA is registered at the Ministry of Social Development in Jordan according to association and committee law number 1306, and seeks to lead the way in the institutional voluntary social work heading for providing socio-economic empowerment to the poor Jordanian families in the targeted local communities. The main missions of FDA are to provide care, guidance positive awareness, training, job opportunities to poor families’ members in the targeted local communities.

The scope of the project included the following clusters: Energy Efficiency & Energy Management, Waste Picking and Recycling practices at home backyard, and POPS Management.

Therefore, the primary objective of the proposed project is to undertake projects on public education/awareness, either in support of or opposition to official initiatives taking into account gender dimensions. Moreover, engaging the NGO in the advocacy by assisting the government in amending certain environmental policies and/or implementing national master plans related to energy, environment, and sustainability.

The specific objectives were:

  • To involve the people in the formulation and implementation of development plans and programs which promote and maintain the sustainable protection of the environment.
  • To play the watchdog role during the initiation of any environmental policies and energy national plans by lobbying and build coalitions with the government officials, mainly, in the Parliament.
  • To train the households how to efficiently manage their energy and electricity consumption in the residential sector.
  • To deliver knowledge and best practices to farmers (men and women) on the health risks of using prohibited pesticides in the rural areas which are active in agricultural activities.
  • To aware the waste recyclers on the health risks that they are exposed to while they are adopting waste open burning practice for recyclables recovery.
  • To transfer transparent and accessible information related to nature to the households in the rural areas and areas with poverty.
  • To increase public participation and monitoring in the protection of nature.

Type of services provided by GREENPLANS: Capacity Building & Management Services


Formulation of a Solid Waste Management Programmer

Expert Months

Six

Client

LDK Consultants (Greece), Ministry of Municipal Affairs of Jordan

Duration

03/16 – 09/16

Carried Out By Greenplans

70%

Location

Jordan

Partners

LDK Consultants (Greece) – Main Consultant

Support to the formulation of a Solid Waste Management Programmer and development of a Regional Municipal SWM Plan for the Central Region of the Kingdom

The main objective of this assignment is assist EU/ LDK to design the Regional Municipal SWM Plan for the Central Region of the Kingdom including the following key activities included:

  • Data collection considering the SWM Sector in Jordan and particular of the Central Region (Amman, Zarqa, Madaba, and Balqa Governorates) in terms of technical, legal, institutional, organizational, and financial aspects.
  • Processing of primary data, assessment of alternatives, and development of the scenarios for improvement and optimization at the regional level (technical opinions). Primary data regarding the key characteristics of the current MSWM situation in the Region are collected by all the Municipalities and the JSCs of the Central Region using two types of structured questionnaires respectively.

The Central region of Jordan includes 28 Local municipalities, 6 JSCs, and Greater Amman Municipality.The assignment was conducted under the service contract #. EuropAid/137-701/DD/SER/JO funded by the European Commission (EU).