Is There a Key to Waste Recovery in Cities? Try Enhancing Separate Waste Collection

“This Guide offers inspiration and guidance to empower as many communities as possible with the knowledge to seriously consider and implement reliable separate waste collection and recycling at affordable cost through labour-intensive, low-tech approaches. These communities will be rewarded with hundreds of green jobs, a clean city, a proper environment, and satisfied residents.” Dr. Wolfgang […]

Cities Leading in the Fight Against Plastic Pollution

“And I do believe that the magic word is again, collaboration. It’s always about collaboration. Particularly inviting all generations to focus on plastic waste and waste management.”  – Bima Arya Sugiarto Collaboration is the main point in Bogor City’s progress towards combating plastic pollution, according to the Mayor of Bogor City at the Paris International […]

WWF Calls for a Global Ban on ‘harmful and Unnecessary’ Single-use Plastic Items, Ahead of Key UN Plastic Pollution Treaty Talks

NEW TECHNICAL REPORTS OUTLINE HIGH-RISK PLASTICS POLLUTING THE PLANET AND SHOWS GLOBAL PLASTIC BANS, PHASE-OUTS AND CONTROL MEASURES ARE ENTIRELY FEASIBLE. GLAND, Switzerland (15 May 2023) — WWF is calling on governments to support global bans and phase outs of the ‘most high-risk and unnecessary’ single-use plastic products – such as plastic cutlery, e-cigarettes and microplastics in […]

Indonesia National Waste Awareness Day 2023 With Plastic Smart Cities

In support of Indonesia’s National Waste Awareness Day (Hari Peduli Sampah Nasional or HPSN in short), WWF-Indonesia organised a weekend event to help raise awareness through the Plastic Smart Cities programme.  On Saturday, February 25, this event brought together over 50 participants from Jakarta, Depok and Bogor, including PSC partners from the academia, business and government […]

World’s First Investment Tracker for Plastics Circularity Launched

The Circulate Initiative launches world-first investment tracker for plastics circularity, with the goal of mobilizing further capital. Plastic pollution is a global environmental problem that contributes to climate change and poses a risk to society, the economy and population health. Despite the potential of a circular economy to curb this crisis, gaps in financing and […]

Kalipi: Empowering Women in the Philippines to Reduce Plastic Waste

In the Philippines, households contribute a significant amount of plastic waste, among which single-use plastic in the form of disposable packaging often come up top. Soft plastics and styrofoam, in particular, are notoriously difficult and costly for recycling. More often than not, these end up being burnt, dumped in our landfills or worse, in our […]

Road to G20: WWF-Indonesia, Delterra and Minderoo Announce Pledge to Scale Towards a More Circular Southern Bali

Environmental nonprofit calls for partnerships and aggressive action to tackle the climate and waste crisis, aspiring to bring recycling and waste management services to 2.5 million people. On November 3rd, 2022, as part of the Road to G20 events under the Indonesian presidency, Delterra, Minderoo Foundation and WWF-Indonesia, through the Plastic Smart Cities Initiative, announced […]

Mombasa: First City in Africa to Join WWF’s Plastic Smart Cities Initiative

Mombasa, August 2nd, 2022. Mombasa has joined WWF’s Plastic Smart Cities Initiative, becoming the first city in Africa to join the global forum led by Cities and Tourism Destination Centers in a concerted effort to fight plastic pollution. By signing the Plastic Smart Cities declaration of intent on 15 June, 2022, following WWF-Kenya’s invitation, Mombasa […]