Member of the Eurasian Economic Union (from January 2015)
Population: 3 Mio
There is an urgent need to improve waste management practices across Armenia, with waste currently being dumped at uncontrolled dumpsites with unacceptable technical and environmental standards.
In summer 2016 The Armenian parliament ratified a loan agreement signed with European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), which is providing a €8 million loan to Armenia to finance the construction of a solid waste landfill in Yerevan that will comply with EU regulations. The construction works are due to start in 2021.
EPR is currently not included in the legislation. Armenia is in a process to define and design its Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) policy and legislation; The EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement requires that EPR is implemented in the Armenian legislation by 2023.