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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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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...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Land
Author:
Vindhya
Basnayaka
Jayanga
Samarasinghe
Miyuru
Gunathilake
Nitin
Muttil
Dileepa
Hettiarachchi
Upaka
Rathnayake
River meandering and anabranching have become major problems in many large rivers that carry significant amounts of sediment worldwide. The morphodynamics of these rivers are complex due to the temporal variation of flows. However, the availability of remote sensing data and geographic information systems (GISs) provides the opportunity to analyze...
Working Paper
Author:
Anurudda
Karunarathna
Thilini
Rajapaksha
Yasas
Gamagedara
This report presents the challenges faced and opportunities revealed through a study of two cases of source-segregated waste collection by local authorities in Sri Lanka; Moratuwa Municipal Council, in Colombo, and Kataragama Pradeshiya Sabha, in Monaragala for the purpose of raising planning and decision making capacities not only in Sri Lanka but...
Working Paper
Effective Plastic Waste Management in Sri Lanka
Author:
Anurudda
Karunarathna
Thilini
Rajapaksha
This case study report examines the establishment and evolution of plastic waste recycling under two different operational modalities in urban areas of Sri Lanka; 1) single municipal operation, and 2) PPP (Public Private Partnership) based operation. This report provides an analysis of each modality in terms of effectiveness, technical feasibility...
Working Paper
Author:
Anurudda
Karunarathna
Thilini
Rajapaksha
This report presents three case studies in the context of centralised large-scale composting facilities in Sri Lanka in order to reveal the factors and approaches that led to positive results under different type of operational modality, i.e., 1) single municipal operation, 2) provincial operation, and 3) joint consortium operation (operated by two...
Policy Report
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...
Data or Tool
IGES Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) Database provides detailed information on the JCM methodologies, projects, and JCM feasibility studies to be utilized for research and development of JCM project. The JCM is being implemented under bilateral cooperation between Japan and 28 partner countries: Mongolia, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Maldives, Viet...
Briefing Note
Author:
Tharanga Liyana Arachchi
Prathini Samaradiwakara
Chathura Welivitiya
Nadeeka Amarasinghe
Dilshani Dinushika
Lahiru Maduranga,
Krishantha Buddhika Somaratne
Thakshila Kumari
Hansi Sadu Tharaka
Chamoth Teran
Reducing the use and promoting the environmentally sound management of single-use plastics in the tourism sector offers a great opportunity to tackle plastic pollution at the source. Similarly, addressing problematic plastics throughout tourism value chains can also drive a shift towards innovative and circular business models. In this context...
Briefing Note
Author:
Chathura Welivitiya
Nadeeka Amarasinghe
Dilshani Dinushika
Lahiru Maduranga
Krishantha Buddhika Somaratne
Thakshila Kumari
Hansi Sadu Tharaka
Chamoth Teran
Plastic pollution represents one of the most pressing environmental issues facing the planet today. This is largely due to the increasing mass production of single-use plastics (SUPs) including packaging materials and other items that are quickly outpacing the world’s ability to respond. Social, cultural and economic shift in addition to the...