March 2010 – June 2011: Project for elimination of waste containing laboratory chemicals from the Institutes of Public Health in the Republic of Macedonia
Beneficiary: Government of the Republic of Macedonia
Financing Agency: SECO, Government of the Kingdom of Norway and the Macedonian Government
National Execution Agency: POPs Unit
Project costs: CHF 123,000
Project duration: 2010-2011
Based on previous successful cooperation with the Institute for Public Health, the director of the Institute has requested the Ministry for Environment and Physical Planning for assistance in elimination of the significant quantities of liquid and solid chemical waste. This waste has been accumulated from the laboratories during longer period of time. After the identification process, which resulted in list of 739 types of waste chemicals with a quantity of 7.2 tonnes, the experts have approached to the safe re-packaging and labeling of the chemicals, afterwards safely transported to Valorec, the company specialized in toxic waste incineration, located in Switzerland.