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Waste to Resource

Reports and Guidelines

ESCAP and its partners develop reports and guidelines to support waste-to-resource initiatives. These include guidelines for undertaking solid waste management assessments, reports presenting lessons learned and policy advice, and academic articles and studies on a range of technical topics. The most recent of these are presented below.

For additional resources on municipal solid waste management, it is recommended to peruse the publications (http://www.eawag.ch/en/department/sandec/publications/publications-municipal-solid-waste-management/) and free onlines courses (http://www.eawag.ch/en/department/sandec/e-learning/moocs/) prepared by the Department of Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development, EAWAG

Sustainable Development Benefits of Integrated Waste Management

1 Dec 2017

Design Study for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) programme for “Waste-to-Resources for Cities in Vietnam”

15 Jul 2016

Designing effective partnerships for waste-to-resource initiatives: Lessons learned from developing countries

15 Dec 2015

Valuing Waste, Transforming Cities

14 Oct 2015

Valuing the sustainable development co-benefits of climate change mitigation actions

5 Jun 2015

Decentralized and Integrated Resource Recovery Centers in Developing Countries: Lessons Learnt from Asia-Pacific

25 Feb 2015

Faecal Sludge Management in Kushtia, Bangladesh

1 Nov 2014

Brochure: Pro-poor and Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Secondary Cities and Small Towns in Asia-Pacific

10 Sep 2013

Operational Manual on Composting for an Integrated Resource Recovery Center (IRRC)

1 Mar 2012

Guidelines for Developing a Business Plan for an Integrated Resource Recovery Center

1 Apr 2011

Guidelines for solid waste management assessment (baseline survey) in secondary cities and small towns in Asia and the Pacific

1 Apr 2010

Training and Workshops

ESCAP and its partners hold regular workshops and trainings to build the capacity and understanding of stakeholders and partners in technical, policy, social, economic and managerial aspects of waste-to-resource initiatives. The most recent of these events are presented below.

Regional workshop on Enhancing Urban Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy in Asia and the Pacific

19 Mar 2018 to 20 Mar 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

Regional Workshop on Sustainable Development Benefits of Decentralized Municipal Solid Waste Management in Asia-Pacific Region

30 Nov 2017 to 1 Dec 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

Consultation Workshop on Opportunities for linking the Pilisaru Programme with Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in Sri Lanka

30 Aug 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka

National Workshop on Promoting Waste-to-Resource Initiatives for Cities in Viet Nam: Opportunities for implementing a Waste-Sector Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA)

9 Jun 2016, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

National Workshop for Replication of the Integrated Resource Recovery Centre in Pakistan

20 Jan 2016, Islamabad, Pakistan

Consultation Workshop on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) for the Waste Management Sector in Sri Lanka: Opportunities for Linking the PILISARU Program with International Climate Financing

30 Apr 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka

National Workshop on Pro-Poor and Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Secondary Cities and Small Towns: Prospects for the Application of Anaerobic Digestion to Treat Municipal Solid Waste in Indonesia

13 Nov 2014 to 14 Nov 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia

Regional Workshop on Pro-Poor and Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Secondary Cities and Small Towns in the Asia-Pacific

24 Sep 2014 to 26 Sep 2014, Quy Nhon, Viet Nam

Regional Workshop on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in Asia and the Pacific: Scaling-up climate change mitigation efforts and prospects for NAMAs in the waste sector

18 Mar 2014 to 19 Mar 2014, Bangkok, Thailand

Global and Regional Partner Events

ESCAP contributes regularly to global and regional events and platforms hosted by our partners in relation to our work on waste-to-resource initiatives. The most recent of these are presented below.

Webinar on sustainable development benefits of waste-sector nationally appropriate mitigation action (NAMAs)

21 January 2016

ISWA World Conference 2015

8 September 2015

Bonn Climate Change Conference 2015

5 June 2015

Webinar on measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMA) in the waste sector

1 July 2014

2013 CityNet Congress

4 November 2013

ISWA World Conference 2013

9 October 2013

Baseline Surveys

ESCAP and its partners undertake solid waste management assessments (baseline surveys) in all cities prior to establishing waste-to-resource initiatives. The findings from these surveys provide critical information that supports decision making and the implementation of successful initiatives. Each survey analyses the city’s solid waste composition and generation rates, waste collection systems in place in the city at the time of assessment, the policies and institutions involved, the role of the informal sector and a range of other factors and variables. The surveys rigorously evaluate the feasibility of establishing an IRRC plant in these conditions. Seeing this decision making process laid out in detail is very useful for others who are considering implementing a decentralised solid waste management solution in their city. The most recent surveys are presented below.”

Kampot, Cambodia - Solid Waste Management Baseline Survey

1 June 2011 - Download

Matale, Sri Lanka - Solid Waste Management Baseline Survey

9 August 2011 - Download

Ta Khmao, Cambodia - Solid Waste Management Baseline Survey

12 February 2012 - Download

Jambi City, Indonesia - Solid Waste Management Baseline Survey

5 May 2015 - Download

Malang Regency, Indonesia - Solid Waste Management Baseline Survey

10 September 2015 - Download

Rathnapura, Sri Lanka - Solid Waste Management Baseline Survey

24 April 2012 - Download

Battambang, Cambodia - Solid Waste Management Baseline Survey

1 October 2011 - Download

Islamabad, Pakistan - Solid Waste Management Baseline Survey

1 December 2013 - Download

Mardan, Pakistan - Solid Waste Management Baseline Survey

1 September 2012 - Download

Karachi, Pakistan - Solid Waste Management Baseline Survey

12 March 2013 - Download

Hoi An, Viet Nam - Solid Waste Management Baseline Survey

1 April 2011 - Download

Ha Tinh, Viet Nam - Solid Waste Management Baseline Survey

1 April 2011 - Download

Kon Tum, Viet Nam - Solid Waste Management Baseline Survey

28 May 2014 - Download

Malang City, Indonesia - Solid Waste Management Baseline Survey

1 June 2015 - Download

Probolinggo City, Indonesia - Soldi Waste Management Baseline Survey

1 June 2015 - Download