The Best Practices for Solid Waste Management: A Guide for Decision-Makers in Developing Countries (Guide) is focused on best practices for solid waste management in medium and large urban centers in developing countries (generally referred to as “cities” in the Guide), because they face the most substantial solid waste management challenges. Given...
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As with many other cities in Cambodia, Battambang Municipality faces huge challenges in managing its waste. With no consistent annual budget allocated to waste management services, the city relied on the private sector for municipal waste collection and disposal services based on user fees collected from residents. However, with low service quality...
In MATTER: International Journal of Science and Technology
Due to ever increasing demand, the electronics industry has been growing at a rapid pace, and therefore handling and management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) has become one of the key problems in the modern world. Improper handling and management of WEEE in developing countries can cause a huge environmental damage and threats...
This report updates the 2001 Guidance Manual for Governments on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), which provided a broad overview of the key issues, general considerations, and the potential benefits and costs associated with producer responsibility for managing the waste generated by their products put on the market. Since then, EPR policies...
The Recycling Rate and Target is often presented as a proportional value (%) and reflects the proportion of materials recycled or recovered from waste or the rate of inclusion of recycled materials in products. High figures usually imply progress in recycling activities. The indicator has several different aspects: 1) Ratio of recycled materials...
Waste Management and Recycling Indicator of Japan and OECD
Asia Resource Circulation Policy Research Workshop Bangkok 2012
Intensive training course on community based waste management for climate change mitigation
This presentation provides comprehensive analysis on the 3Rs benefits from a lifecycle perspective.GHG emission reduction potential of the 3Rs and various waste treatment technologies were introduced. Finally, the author provides recommendation for achievement of sustainable solid waste management based on a lifecycle thinking.
BNDES open seminar, held in Recife
This presentation provides comprehensive analysis of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) contribution to sustainable solid waste management, climate benefits and cost reduction through examples of successul implementation in Japan and Thailand.