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Prima ediție a Conferinței naționale 2023 “Economia Circulară în Republica Moldova” a fost finalizată cu succes!

La data de 17 noiembrie 2023, A.O. “Centrul de instruire și consultanță E-Circular” în parteneriat cu A.O. “Verde e Moldova” și cu suportul GEF SGP Moldova Small Grants Program a organizat prima ediție a Conferinței naționale: Economia Circulară în Republica Moldova 2023, un eveniment organizat în premieră la nivel național și care a adunat lideri din sectorul public și privat, experți în mediu și sustenabilitate, precum și reprezentanți ai societății civile. Conferința a fost

The European Parliament revised the Regulation on packaging and packaging waste in favor of reusable packaging

On October 24, 2023, the Committee for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the European Parliament (ENVI) voted on the report on the Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste, this being a response to the proposal originally issued by the European Commission in November 2022. After months of difficult negotiations, and under strong pressure from the industry, the Commission accepted the Compromise Amendments proposed by the Belgian Rapporteur Frédérique Ries, a member of Renew MEP. Here are the main voting results: Reuse .kb-image5541_13cbfe-92.kb-image-is-ratio-size, .kb-image5541_13cbfe-92 .kb-image-is-ratio-size{max-width:454px;width:100% ;}.kb-image5541_13cbfe-92 figure{max-width:454px;}.kb-image5541_13cbfe-92

Waste management planning and rate calculation now faster and optimized!

Between April and September 2023, AO E-Circular Training and Consulting Center within Project "Improving digital and ecological skills of APL for better planning and waste management" implemented with the financial support of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), from the funds of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) developed and published – EXCEL module for developing local waste management programs and calculating tariffs for public waste management services. The online module facilitates the calculation of sanitation rates and the development of Programs

From September 16, 2023, the Regulation on waste transfers came into force!

It entered into force on September 16, 2023 The regulation on waste transfers, approved by the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Moldova no. 411 of June 22, 2022. Regulation is developed in accordance with art. 44, 45, 63-64 of Law no. 209/2016 on waste and with the Decision of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova no. 1599-XIII of March 10, 1998 on the accession of the Republic of Moldova to the Basel Convention on the control of transboundary transportation of hazardous waste and its disposal. The given regulation provides measures

The World Day of Cleanliness united the community of Străseni, Zubrești and Trebujeni for a cleaner environment!

In a world increasingly aware of the importance of protecting the environment, World Cleanup Day has become a significant event in the calendar of communities around the world. Under the auspices of the Ministry of the Environment, this year, the partner localities of the "Plastic Waste in the Circular Economy: Community Solutions" project, specifically the municipality of Strășeni, the commune of Zubrești and the commune of Trebujeni in the Republic of Moldova, have shown solidarity and involvement in large-scale sanitation actions , mobilizing over 250 people to make the World Day a

Start online training: Using EXCEL in waste management planning

AO The "E-Circular" training and consulting center announces the organization of online training workshops with the theme "Using the EXCEL module for the development of local waste management programs and calculating tariffs for public waste management services". The workshops are addressed to mayors, deputy mayors, municipal sanitation operators, accountants, people involved in waste management planning activities from different waste management regions. Training participants will learn: How to use the EXCEL module. How to use EXCEL to calculate and visually present the data needed in

New provisions regarding payment for environmental pollution enter into force from 01.10.2023

Law no. was published in the Official Monitor. 247 of July 31, 2023 for the amendment Law no. 1540/1998 regarding payment for environmental pollution and which comes into force from 01.10.2023 IMPORTANT! 1. New tariff headings have been introduced, which according to the Combined Nomenclature of Goods represent packaging made of paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and which will be subject to packaging tax. Art. 11, paragraph (4). The tax rate for goods that cause environmental pollution in the process of use is determined as follows: Tariff item codePackaging material Tax rate

Important announcement! AO EcoVisio launched the course "TO THE WASTE LIMIT"

If you are tired of garbage and want to better understand how to manage the waste in your life, then we invite you to get to know a new educational product by EcoVisio - the Course "At the Limit of Waste". WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THE COURSE? where trash comes from and how to get rid of it how to incorporate waste reduction and management practices into your everyday life how to navigate your shopping to return home with less waste how

The Regulation on waste incineration and co-incineration was approved

On the current June 15, it was published in the Official Gazette GD no. 205/2023 for the approval of the Regulation on waste incineration and co-incineration. The regulation enters into force from 06.12.2023. The regulation is enforceable and extends to all economic agents in the Republic of Moldova, authorized to carry out waste incineration and/or co-incineration activities. The provisions of the Regulation apply to: stationary or mobile technical units and equipment defined in art. 17 para. (2) lit. a) from Law no. 209/2016 on waste as installations of

The EU is about to break its promise!

The European Commission is ready to break its earlier promise to ban all but the most essential hazardous chemicals by law, according to the latest documents made public. The commitment to "ban the most harmful chemicals from consumer products, allowing their use only where essential" was a flagship component of the European Green Deal when it was launched in 2020. In an update of the REACH regulation of the EU mentioned the fact that

Start the dedicated national campaign "Plastic Free July 2023"

AO "E-Circular Training and Consulting Center" in the context of activities organized globally on the occasion "Plastic Free July 2023", invites public and private institutions from the Republic of Moldova to join the national Campaign "Support MOLDOVA, refuse PLASTIC, I'm EUROPE", period 01 - 31 July 2023. In 2023, the first  National reference study on plastic waste in the Republic of Moldova. The study data confirmed that recycling is not unique

The offer of continuing education programs for adults!

Through Order of the Ministry of Education and Research of the Republic of Moldova from June 2023, AO E-Circular Training and Consulting Center obtained: Accreditation for a duration of 5 years of the Professional Training Program for adults "Responsible for waste management", 3 study credits. Provisional authorization of the Adult Professional Training Program "Environmental Compliance Inspector", 3 study credits. Provisional authorization of the Adult Vocational Training Program "Aqueduct Locksmith", 12 study credits. EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT CERTIFICATE A

WORLD REFILL DAY Tips to ditch single-use packaging!

As we become more aware of the devastating effect plastic has on the environment, many of us are looking for ways to live more sustainably and reduce our use of single-use packaging. Reducing our plastic footprint is a great way to take action, and World Refill Day is a great time to start making small changes. We don't need one person to make it perfect by ditching plastic

The educational platform "ResourceEDU: Give up PLASTIC" was launched

In the context of World Environment Day, AO Training and Consultancy Center "E-CIRCULAR" and AO Verde e Moldova in partnership with the Ministry of Environment launched today, June 8, 2023, in the premises of the College of Ecology, the online educational platform for teaching staff "ResourceEDU: Ditch the PLASTIC". The purpose of this platform is to promote sustainable practices and contribute to reducing the use of plastic materials by involving and empowering educational institutions in the Republic of Moldova. Through this platform, we want to offer

New legislative requirements regarding waste oil management have come into force

In the last quarter of 2022 it was published Government Decision no. 731/2022 of 26.10.2022 for the approval of the Regulation on the management of used oils and which enters into force today, 25.05.2023. The regulation establishes the requirements for the appropriate ecological management of used oils (UU) generated at the national level, by applying the extended producer responsibility regime, in accordance with the provisions of art. 12 and 52 of Law no. 209/2016 on waste, in compliance with international environmental agreements to which

From MAY 1, there was a BIG CLEANING OF THE PARKS OF CHISINAU through Plogging!

May 1, 2023 started in an eco-responsible way, namely by organizing a large plogging activity (running combined with waste collection) supported by the communities of amateur and professional athletes such as: MOLDOVA TRAIL RUN CLUB, Race Nation Moldova, Federation of Sports Orientation from the Republic of Moldova, Garmin Moldova and Run Moldova. In total, over 200 people of different ages participated in the organized event, who together collected around 100 bags of plastic waste from

The Eco-Innovators campaign

START "ECO-INNOVATORS OF THE YEAR" National Campaign and STOP PLASTIC POLLUTION!

AO "E-Circular" in partnership with AO "Verde e Moldova" announces the launch of the national campaign "ECO-INNOVATORS OF THE YEAR" which will take place between April and September 2023. The campaign is part of the Project "Plastic waste in the Circular Economy: Solutions community" implemented with the financial support of the Small Grants Program GEF SGP Moldova, implemented by UNDP. The purpose of the campaign is to promote the slogan #RenunciaLaPlastic. In this sense, with the support and involvement of young people from the Republic of Moldova, we want to promote good practices of PREVENTION, REDUCTION AND RECYCLING of

Green skills

Developing green skills among employees in the DASGDAD sector!

In a first for the country, under the auspices of a team of experts from the "E-CIRCULAR" Training and Consulting Center, the Study on the labor market assessment of the green skills and occupations needed in the "Water distribution, sanitation, waste management" sector was carried out , decontamination activities" from the Republic of Moldova, part of the project "Promotion of VET for a green economy", implemented by the German International Cooperation Agency (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ) within the framework of German cooperation and co-financed by the Agency

Today, in an international premiere, the "ZERO WASTE" Day of 30.03.2023 is celebrated!

Today we celebrate the first edition of the international "ZERO WASTE" Day from 30.03.2023, officially launched by UNEP and UN-Habitat with the aim of raising awareness among the population of the importance of responsible consumption and production practices and waste management! Humanity generates more than 2 billion tons of municipal solid waste annually, of which 45% is poorly managed. Without urgent action, these will rise to almost 4 billion tonnes by 2050 with a disproportionately negative impact on the poor, up to 4 billion

Upcycle/Reuse Creative is this year's theme dedicated to Global Recycling Day, from 18.03.2023

If last year we discussed and promoted the errors of recycling, this year we urge you to CREATIVELY REUSE (upcycle) the things you don't need at the moment. Unlike "Recycling", "Creative Reuse" refers to the transformation of used or apparently useless objects into products of higher quality or with a higher functionality than the original product. Recycling, on the other hand, involves turning waste into new raw materials that can be used in the production of new products. The goal upcycle is of

The 8 most common mistakes encountered in waste management

Mismanagement of waste always involves a significant impact on the environment, human health and the economy. There are a number of common mistakes that can be made in organizing waste management in a locality: Lack of proper planning: Proper planning is essential to ensure that the waste management system is efficient and sustainable. Lack of proper planning can lead to problems such as overcapacity of landfills and increased waste management costs. For good organization and planning

Presentation of study results on plastic waste

The results of the first national study "Plastic waste in the Republic of Moldova" were presented

In the context of the alarming increase in plastic waste, AO Verde e Moldova in partnership with AO the E-CIRCULAR Training and Consulting Center and with the support of the GEF Small Grants Program - UNDP, have achieved the first Reference study on plastic waste management in the Republic of Moldova. The results of the study were presented in a public event, organized on February 24. At least in the last 10 years there is a constant increase in the quantities of imported plastic materials and a

The "Run from Plastic" Project was launched in the Republic of Moldova

The "Fugi de PLASTIC/Run from PLASTIC" project is designed by JSC "EcoDigital" in partnership with AO Training and Consulting Centre "E-CIRCULAR", AO Run Moldova and AO Association of Manufacturers and Importers of Packaging from Moldova (APIAM) with the financial support of the Small Grants Program GEF SGP Moldova, implemented by UNDP. Project implementation period: November 2022 – November 2023. The goal of the "Fugi de PLASTIC/Run from PLASTIC" project is to reduce

What does the new Waste Transfer Regulation provide and when does it come into force?

It enters into force from September 2023 The regulation on waste transfers approved by Government Decision no. 411 of 22.06.2022. With the entry into force of the new normative act, it will be repealed Government Decision no. 637/2003 regarding the control of the transboundary transport of waste and its disposal. The regulation on waste transfers is a very important normative act in order to implement and comply with measures to protect the environment and human health by preventing or

Training course for employees in the field of waste management

Organizing a training course for employees in the field of waste management is essential to ensure the efficient and sustainable operation of your business. Certainly, Waste can be a major problem for any company, regardless of size or field of activity. Not only can they increase operational costs, but they can also have a negative impact on the environment and the company's reputation. Therefore, it is important to have employees who are trained in waste management and understand the importance

AO "E-CIRCULAR" presented the educational offer for the year 2023 towards a more efficient transition to the green economy!

In the context in which, at the national level, we have assumed as a commitment the transition to a green and circular economy in accordance with the objectives of sustainable development, it is important to invest in education and green skills training among employees in all sectors of the national economy. An important step in this regard was achieved by the "E-Circular" Training and Consulting Center AO, which in 2021 achieved the provisional authorization of the first and only training course for adults "Waste Management Specialist".

Stricter rules regarding waste transfers on the territory of the Republic of Moldova!

Waste traceability is the acquisition of a system to locate and follow the chronological path of a waste, identifying each of its records, from its generation until the end of its waste status, i.e. its recycling/disposal. Article 44. Waste transport (1) Specialized transport operators for waste transport must be authorized in accordance with this law. (2) The transport of waste is carried out in accordance with the provisions of the normative acts regulating the transport of dangerous goods on the territory of the Republic of Moldova. (3) The authority of the central public administration in the field

Online workshop dedicated to #ewasteday 2022: RECYCLE EVERYTHING, NO MATTER HOW SMALL

Today, October 19, AO Training and consulting center "E-CIRCULAR" in partnership with AO "EcoDigital" organized the ONLINE WORKSHOP "International WEEE Day: Recycle everything, no matter how small", event dedicated to the international awareness campaign related to electronic waste. In 2022, International E-Waste Day (#ewasteday) celebrated annually on 14 October focuses on small e-waste under the slogan "Recycle everything, no matter how small!". End-of-life small electrical and electronic appliances,

Straseni cleaning day

United for a clean community: Cleanliness Day marked in the municipality of Străseni!

AO The "E-Circular" Training and Consulting Center in partnership with AO Verde e Moldova and the Municipality of Strășeni have officially joined this year the International and National Cleaning Campaign by organizing an extensive sanitation campaign in the municipality of Strășeni with the generic "????̦? ?????? ? ????????? ??????̆!” With the support and involvement of Mrs. Valentina CASIAN, the Mayor of Străseni municipality, a total of over 500 citizens of Strašeni: civil servants, municipal councilors, representatives of public institutions, associative structures, economic agents, were organized and mobilized in

IV Edition of the Online Dialogue Platform: "Waste Management" Magazine, no. 33/2022

On the current June 9, AO e-Circular Training and Consulting Center was the host of the 4th edition of the Online Dialogue Platform "Waste Management in the Republic of Moldova", on the occasion of the publication of issue 33 of the quarterly magazine Managementul Deșeurilor. During the event, some of the topics published on the pages of the magazine were discussed, with the aim of facilitating the process of informing participants from different regions of the country, from various fields of activity and occupational preferences, about good practices

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The National WEEE Generation and Management Study 2022 has been published

AO EcoDigital presents the results Study on the generation and management of WEEE in the Republic of Moldova, carried out within the project "We recycle WEEE and realize the SDGs" implemented with the support GEF SGP Moldova Small Grants Program, UNDP Moldova, in the period March 2021- May 2022. The study presents an overview of the WEEE management sector at the national level through the lens of consumer preferences and current practices for the management of EEE and resulting waste

The World Day of Cleanliness Transformed Strășeni, Zubrești and Trebujeni into Cleaner and More Beautiful Places

In a world increasingly aware of the importance of protecting the environment, World Cleanup Day has become a significant event in the calendar of communities around the world. Under the auspices of the Ministry of the Environment, this year, the partner localities of the "Plastic Waste in the Circular Economy: Community Solutions" project, specifically the municipality of Strășeni, the commune of Zubrești and the commune of Trebujeni in the Republic of Moldova, have shown solidarity and involvement in large-scale sanitation actions , mobilizing over 250 people to make the World Day a

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