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Plastics are part of everyday life for most of the people in the world and it is also used extensively in the industry. Globally about 368 million tonnes are produced annually where Asia accounts for more than half of the global plastic production. Sri Lanka currently imports virgin plastic raw materials for varying applications which amounts to...

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Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management, particularly final disposal as open dumps has become a global issue. Worldwide, dumpsites are the third largest anthropogenic source of methane, accounting for 11 percent of estimated global methane emissions or 881 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent. The 50 largest dumpsites affect the daily lives of 64...

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Author:
Emani Kumar
Soumya Chaturvedula
Ritu Thakur
Achu R Sekhar
Rahul Singh
Sumskrutha Shroff
Anuradha Adhikari
Harini Kolli

Plastics are an integral part of our daily life. Today, the linear model of “make, use, and dispose” plastic materials poses a serious threat to the public health and environment. Though there are a large number of interventions made across the country, the impact is not yet visible. It is realised that challenges with plastic waste are so...

Commentary (Op. Ed)

10月26日に行われた、菅内閣総理大臣の所信表明演説で「2050年脱炭素社会の実現」を目指すとした方針についての、IGESコメントです。

脱炭素化の方向性と時間軸を明確に示すことは、企業や投資家の長期的視点に立った経営・投資判断を支えることにつながります。また、2050年脱炭素化は、パリ協定が目指す1.5℃目標にも整合する非常に野心的な目標で、総理大臣自らが2050年脱炭素化社会の実現を宣言したことをIGESは大いに歓迎します。

一方で、新型コロナウイルスによって減速した日本経済の立て直しに向けた経済復興策は、欧州における「欧州グリーンディール」のような、経済刺激策を気候変動やその他の環境課題への対策と結び付ける対策が乏しく...

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Author:
W.M.D.
Lanza
Ruwanthi
Fernando
H.A.U.K.
Gunarathane
Hemanthi
Goonasekera
Subakaran
Arumaithurai
Shivantha
Goonasekera
Anurudda
Karunarathana
Thilini
Rajapaksha

The Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan (WMSAP) for Negombo is the outcome of committed team effort of city officials led by the Mayor and Commissioner of the Negombo City. The strategy also received inputs from committee members of Negombo Municipal Council (NMC) which comprised of Finance Committee, Health Committee, Industrial Committee...

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Author:
Thi Lam Giang
Nguyen
Thi Ngoc Dung
Pham
Dang Hai
Dung
Thi Thu Hang
Tran
Nguyen Viet Ha
Kieu
Vu Huyen
Phuong
Lai Thi Lan
Huong
Cu Huy
Quang
Lai Duc
Tuan
Thi Thien Phuong
Nguyen
Ngo Quang
Tu
Duc Tuan
Nguyen
Thu Thuy
Nguyen
Thuy Hang
Nguyen
Lien
Nguyen
Tram Anh
Nguyen

The National Action Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production for the Period of 2021-2030 in Vietnam was developed by the Ministry of Trade Industry of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam with the technical support from the working group of Vietnam (MOIT: Nguyen Thi Lam Giang - The Director General, Leader of the Group; The Government Office...

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This Composting Guideline was prepared by the researchers from the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) focusing on the introduction of composting projects based on source separation of organic waste and aerobic fermentation at plants for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)...

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Author:
Rosa Vivien Ratnawati
Novrizal Tahar
Ujang Solihin Sidik
Tsukiji Makoto

With a population of 250 million, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country and second-largest plastic polluter in the world after China. The country produces 3.2 million tonnes of un-managed plastic waste a year, of which about 1.29 million tonnes ends up in the marine environment. In addition, approximately 10 billion plastic carry bags...

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According to the World Bank (2018), global annual waste generation is expected to jump from 2.01billion tonnes in 2016 to 3.40 billion tonnes over the next 30 years, and this trend is especially true in developing countries in Asia and Africa. This suggests that there has been very little success in reversing the trend of the increased generation...

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Author:
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...