Scope and stakeholders
The scoping will evaluate the direct, indirect and cumulative environmental and social impacts stemming from humanitarian assistance packaging and plastics. It will notably:
- Establish the extent of packaging waste by working with key humanitarian agencies.
- Review management options, such as source reduction, sustainable procurement, alternative practices, reuse and recycling.
- Identify priority focus areas for the assessment (food aid, shelter, non-food items, others).
- Examine the full supply chain.
- Engage with key humanitarian and environmental stakeholders and draw upon their experience.
- Determine those impacts of greatest concern and requiring further evaluation and the types of technical expertise required to complete a detailed assessment.
The inter-agency project is led by the USAID’s Offices of Food for Peace (FFP) and the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) under the Joint Initiative, and is also supported by partners such as the World Food Programme, the UN Refugee Agency, the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit, the International Organization for Migration, the Red Cross Movement and representatives from the Global Cluster system.