Dr.
Premakumara Jagath DICKELLA GAMARALALAGE

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Conference Proceeding
Online Course on Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) towards Circular Economy

This event was organised as part of IGES-CCET’s collaboration with ADB on improving waste management and the circular economy in Asia and the Pacific. 

This online course was a capacity-building programme for Asian Development Bank (ADB) personnel and technical staff that aimed to provide them with the planning knowledge and skills needed to...

Policy Report

Open waste burning is a widespread practice that is provoked by a lack of systematic waste collection, the unavailability of other disposal options, and inadequate land for the final disposal of the collected waste, especially in low- and middle-income countries. From a global perspective, two billion people have no waste collection at all, and the...

Book Chapter
In Health Care Waste Management and COVID 19 Pandemic: Policy, Implementation Status and Vaccine Management

The sound management of healthcare waste (HCW) has been receiving increasing global attention, now even more so given the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic. Uncontrolled fluctuations in generation quantities, the composition of HCW as well as the significant impacts it poses on public health and the environment require a more dynamic and cohesive...

Discussion Paper
Author:
Madhubashini
MAKEHELWALA
Sujithra Kaushalya
WERAGODA
Lakmal
JAYARATHNE
Mallika
PINNAWALA
Avanthi Deshani
IGALAVITHANA
Chamil
PERERA

The report assesses the level of public awareness of microplastic pollution and related hazards as well as the current status of microplastic monitoring facilities available in Sri Lanka’s state and private sector institutes, with an emphasis on the public water supply chain and identifying microplastic point sources upstream to ensure safe...

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Discussion Paper
Author:
Thuy Chung
KIEU-LE
Van-Hieu
PHAM
Tran Nguyen Sang
TRUONG
Emilie
STRADY
Phuoc-Dan
NGUYEN

The report assesses the current status of microplastic monitoring facilities available in Vietnam. Concern over microplastic pollution in the environment is growing worldwide. The body of related global research continues to rise, along with the diversity in methodologies, results and equipment. Building a picture of the state of facilities and...

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Submission to Policy Process

Padang City, the capital of West Sumatra Province, has a population of 982,884 people as of 2021. A field study was carried out and showed that waste generation in the city reached 660.50 tonnes/day while the volume of waste disposed of at the Tempat Pemrosesan Akhir (TPA: final disposal site in Bahasa Indonesia) Aia Dingin in 2021 was 478 tonnes...

Submission to Policy Process

Kota Padang, ibu kota Provinsi Sumatera Barat, berpenduduk 982.884 jiwa per tahun 2021. Studi lapangan yang dilakukan menunjukkan bahwa timbulan sampah di kota tersebut mencapai 660.50 ton/hari sedangkan volume sampah yang dibuang di Tempat Pemrosesan Akhir (dalam Bahasa Indonesia disebut Tempat Pembuangan Akhir/TPA) Aia Dingin pada tahun 2021...

Research Report

One emerging issue in Padang City, Indonesia is waste management. In addition to a rise in population, modern lifestyles and tourism development have resulted in burgeoning waste generation, as well as more littering and burning of waste. This problem has exceeded the waste management capacity of the city. Consequently, the Batang Arau river, one...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability

The global demand for plastic is expected to double in the next 20 years. The increasing demand for Single-Use Plastic Products (SUPPs) has become one of the main environmental problems in many developing countries, including Sri Lanka, through direct and indirect means, in the way of excessive consumption and the pollution of the environment...

Submission to Policy Process

本ガイドラインは、アジアの開発途上国の都市を対象に、有機性廃棄物の発生源での分別と、都市廃棄物処理施設における好気性発酵による堆肥化の活用を図ることに焦点を当てている。
またこのガイドラインは、堆肥化の妥当性を検討するための技術的知見をほとんど、あるいは一切持っていない地方の政策立案者や意思決定者を対象に、廃棄物処理の改善に向けての適切な戦略の選択肢としての堆肥化の導入について、その実現可能性の評価を支援することを目的としている。
このガイドラインは、
(1)堆肥化についてその長所と短所、および持続可能な堆肥化の立案のための技術的および非技術的側面について必要となる諸条件を始めとする堆肥システムの全体像を説明し、

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