MPS has wide experience in all stages of strategy and policy development and assessment across a variety of settings. This includes expertise related to international frameworks including the UNEP Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, WHO air and water quality guidelines and EU Directives.
The team also has strong capability in crafting national level strategy and policy in both developed and developing countries on waste, chemicals and contaminated sites with an increasing specialisation in marine plastic issues.
Our strategy and policy advisory services at both levels include development of strategies and government policy frameworks for intervention and risk reduction plans in alignment with waste and material flow analysis, waste composition studies, local requirements and regulations. Specific strategies or policies include packaging and waste reduction, packaging, recyclability, collection and recycling targets and key performance indicators, technology recommendations for recycling and financial investments required.
The most recent policy work conducted by the MPS team includes development of the Vanuatu Plastic Strategy, the Samoan Healthcare Waste Strategy and (ongoing) assessment of plastics pollution abatement policies in 5 Caribbean countries including Antigua, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Dominica.
Our technical assistance services include:
Our research and data analytics services includes international, regional and local waste management research, stakeholder and partner mapping, waste and plastic flow analysis, market service assessments, value chain analysis and in reviewing relevant international, regional and national government regulations and global trends.
This includes a proven capability in desktop research and review with an awareness of core international waste, plastic and marine litter information combined with a proven capability to mesh this with specific regional and national frameworks, studies and customs based data.
MPS also has a full field capability to collect first hand environmental, waste sector and product data using a full suite of standardised and adapted methodologies across a range of countries and locations from urban to remote. MPS usually conducts such work directly with blended teams of internationals and nationals but with the impacts of COVID-19 is also experienced in activating remote teams thorough using our existing partnerships and networks with local waste management companies, recycling companies, packaging and food industry, government agencies, academia and non-profit organisations.
The MPS is an experienced provider of education and training across plastic and waste management sectors and systems to governments, waste management staff, the private sector and community to address capability gaps and continuous improvement.
MPS is capable of providing training in formal or field settings in central or remote locations as well as remotely using IT infrastructure (Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, Facebook messenger) or from in-country support teams.
While training can be adapted to a wide area of needs some typical areas include: