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“Extended Producer Responsibility” conference opens in Amman

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AMMAN — An international conference on waste management practices and policies titled “Extended Producer Responsibility” began on Tuesday in Amman, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

The Ministry of Environment is organizing the event in collaboration with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety, and Consumer Protection, as well as the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).

The conference will discuss the Kingdom’s waste management system following the implementation of the waste management framework law and related legislation, as well as review the experiences of the participating countries, including Germany, Egypt, Tunisia, Malaysia, Kenya, and Belgium.

Minister of Environment Muawiya Al-Radaydah said his ministry is committed to further establishing the concept of extended producer responsibility by employing cutting-edge green technology and best waste management practices.

He noted that the rollout of “extended producer responsibility” (EPR) programs in the packaging industry helps to create investment opportunities in the waste management sector, thereby laying the groundwork for a circular economy that preserves resources while expanding growth.

Bettina Hoffmann, Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety, and Consumer Protection, emphasized that the application of the EPR concept is a critical step toward achieving a circular and sustainable economy that will protect the environment and the sea from pollution while also creating green jobs.

She said that the activation of the EPR system will bring new investments and environmental technology, such as efficient collection systems and recycling technology, and emphasized that having appropriate legislation and eco-friendly technology will yield sustainable results.

A representative of the GIZ stated that the EPR project supported by the German Agency in Jordan is a significant milestone on the path to a circular economy, noting that additional steps are required to ensure the full use of the EPR process.

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