Integrated Sustainable Waste Management, Composting, Recycling, Participation, Informal Sector

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Submission to Policy Process
Hla Maung Thien
Min Maw,
Ni Ni Thin
Hein Latt
Ohnmar May Tin Hlaing

Myanmar has had to face tremendous challenges in waste management in the recent past, due to a number of factors – its growing population and economy, increasing complexity of waste streams, and lack of effective waste management systems, proper infrastructure, capital investment, financial and human resources, as well as effective policy and...

14th Asia Pacific Eco Business Forum in Kawasaki

14th Asia Pacific Eco-Business Forum in Kawasaki was organized on 1 February 2018 under the topic "Toward an Urban-Industrial Symbiosis - Actions from Kawasaki: Strengthening Cooperation among Cities in Asia to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -". Ran Yagasa delivered a presentation during the Session 3 titled "Environmental...

Book Chapter
In The Economics of Waste Management in East Asia

This paper provides an overview of Thailand's national policy on municipal solid waste (MSW) management and recycling, which is aligned to the country's sufficiency economic policy and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle). It summarizes the current actual waste management and recycling scenario in the country, provides examples of local initiatives to...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Ecology and the Environment

Solid waste management is considered to be one of the most serious environmental issues confronting urban areas in developing countries.
In keeping with global trends, many cities have began taking various steps to support effective integrated solid waste management system based on the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) concept and trying to reduce...