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Accumulation of plastic wastes in the marine eco-system is growing rapidly with the increase of plastic production and consumption patterns, particularly single-use plastics as well as unsustainable plastic waste management practices. Land-based sources are recognised as the main cause (up to 80% of total marine debris) of marine plastic pollution...
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Negombo City is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in Sri Lanka. It is the major commercial and transport centre, and main health service provider for the region. However, municipal solid waste management is a pressing concern for Negombo due to expanding urbanization, increasing income, lack of public awareness, changes in consumption...
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Author:
Magnus
Bengtsson
Plastic pollution is one of the biggest global threats. Plastics use and waste have been rapidly growing, in particularly emerging Asia. Southeast Asia, with its high population density, strong economic dynamism, and generally inadequate waste management systems, is a hotspot for the challenges. With this as a background, ASEAN and the EU have...
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This report looks at national policies and initiatives related to sustainable consumption and production in Asia, without pretending to offer an exhaustive inventory of such policies and initiatives. It was developed based on literature review, integrating information collected through key regional projects such as SWITCH Asia and SwitchMed. The...
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Developed in coordination with a key expert panel of waste management specialists from across Asia, the report comprises an indicator-based assessment of 3R policies in 11 countries including Japan, China, India, Thailand as well as the Pacific Island region. By utilizing comparable measures for waste prevention, recycling, biomass utilization...
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Despite considerable hope and enthusiasm raised by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and some quick initial efforts, many governments and stakeholders are uncertain about how to proceed concretely. The 2030 development agenda is intended to be transformative, and the goals seem comprehensive, but they also are very complex - with 17 goals...
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この報告書は、川崎市が、環境省、国連環境計画国際環境技術センター(UNEP IETC)および地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)との緊密な協力により、開発途上国に対して、日本の中 央政府および地方自治体における経験から廃棄物処理について学んでもらうことを目的として作成した。
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_Global Environment Outlook_ Regional assessment for Asia and the Pacific
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Hotta contributed as a lead author for Section 2.6: Waste of the Report.
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The Resource Pack consists of a series of short and concise technical briefs. They are each semi-autonomous and not arranged in a sequential manner, so that each can be read independently or interlinked, and in any preferred order. - Part 1 provides an overview of current issues related to sustainable consumption, links these to the Asian context...
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Author:
Michikazu
KOJIMA
In developing Asian countries, recycling is carried out under market mechanisms. Recyclable waste is not only collected in the region, but also imported from other regions, such as Europe and North America. Concerns have been raised about issues such as occupational health and pollution associated with recycling. In particular, the safety and...