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Enhancing your business through resource efficiency

European Union for Environment in Ukraine

"Circular Economy and New Growth Opportunities" component within the framework of the "European Union for Environment" (EU4Environment) Action for Eastern Partnership countries

At a Glance



Component elements

  • Resource Efficient and Cleaner production (RECP)
  • Circular Economy and Industrial Waste Management (CE&IWM)
  • Single Market for Green Products (SMGP)

Component goals

  • Inhancing national responsibility for the greening of the national economy
  • Promoting awareness raising and education
  • Public recognizing the need for a transition to a green economy
  • Scaling-up the implementation of RECP methodology in national industries
  • Applying strategic approaches to waste management
  • Support to green economy reforms
  • Single market for green products: introduction and demonstration

Target audience

Representatives of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), government agencies, public organizations and associations, academia, international organizations, etc.

RECP Centre's role

Implementing partner for the “Circular Economy and New Growth Opportunities” component

What are the component elements?

Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production

Resource efficient and cleaner production (RECP) entails the continuous application of preventive environmental strategies to processes, products and services in order to increase efficiency and reduce risks to humans and the environment

Circular Economy and Waste Management

Circular economy is an alternative to the traditional linear economy. This economic model maximizes the use of the materials extracted from nature. Each non-biodegradable material is reused, remade and recycled (3R principle) in order to reduce the negative impact on the environment

Single Market for Green Products

Single market for green products (SMGP) initiative envisages developing a common methodology on the quantitative assessment of environmental impacts of products, throughout their life-cycle, in order to support the assessment and labelling of products. This initiative will have an impact on companies that export to Europe


RECP Clubs

Khmelnytskyi region

Poltava region

  • 6 training modules conducted in each region
  • A total of 16 companies became the RECP Club participants in both regions
  • Each company-participant developed an action plan to enhance resource efficiency
  • Technical reports with identified options were developed and presented to the companies-participants
  • To support the activities of RECP Clubs, the results of the EaP GREEN project and the developed training and informational materials are being used

Certificates for RECP Clubs Participants

Waste Mapping for Two Pilot Municipalities

Davydiv Village Territorial Community/municipality,
Lviv oblast

Slavuta City Territorial Community/municipality,
Khmelnytska oblast

Cumulative findings

  • Based on the selection criteria and a competition among Ukrainian municipalities, 2 municipalities were selected out of 17 submitting to the waste mapping process
  • An online event on waste mapping was held with the participation of SWECO experts, project donors and all stakeholders
  • The enterprises were interviewed to identify production waste
  • The types of generated waste were clarified as well as their quantity and further disposal, recycling, or landfilling etc.
  • 18 enterprises were in focus in Davydiv municipality
  • 13 enterprises were in focus in Slavuta municipality
  • The results were analyzed and the most promising types of wastes were selected for further mapping

Business Cases

  • The implemented options were monitored at the demonstration companies as part of the EaPGREEN project
  • Templates for 8 business cases in English and Ukrainian developed
  • Search for demonstration companies done
  • Reports on the RECP assessment results developed
  • Ongoing activities on business cases development and design at 15 demonstration companies in 2 RECP Clubs

Online Trainings and Events


Programme goal

Help the partner countries preserve their natural capital and increase people’s environmental well-being by supporting environment-related action, demonstrating and unlocking opportunities for greener growth, and setting mechanisms to better manage environmental risks and impacts

Five Programme Components

  • Greener Decision-Making and Objective
  • Circular Economy and New Growth Opportunities
  • An Environmental Level Playing Field
  • Ecosystem Services and Livelihoods
  • Knowledge Sharing and Coordination

Six Eastern Partnership countries

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine

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