Community Generates Funds from Selling Recyclables through a Waste Bank Initiative

The separation of waste at source is supported through the provision of segregation bins to collect recyclable waste, which is sold to recyclers – this intervention generates income for the community from waste sorting. KEY SUCCESSES As of November 2023, the community has sold recyclable waste to the junk shop five times, totalling 1,195 kilograms […]

Vietnam Community-based Municipal Solid Waste

Part 1 – Community-based Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management and resource cycling in Cu Lao Cham Island – Material Recovery Facility (MRF) initiative. Nguyen Thi My Quynh (WWF Vietnam), Huynh Thi Thuy Huong (Management Board of Cu Lao Cham Marine Protected Area) Cu Lao Cham Island (Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province) is one of […]

Vietnam Material Recovery Facility Initiative

Part 2 – From the “Material Recovery Facility” initiative to the “Center for Development of Community Initiative and Environment” in Cu Lao Cham. Nguyen Thi My Quynh (WWF-Vietnam), Huynh Thi Thuy Huong, (Management Board of Cu Lao Cham Marine Protected Area). The Material Recovery Facility in Cu Lao Cham is a pilot model of community-based […]

Kabadiwalla Connect

Kabadiwalla Connect is a decentralized waste management and waste collection solution for cities in the developing world.  TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses, Industry, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Solution that integrates informal waste pickers into a formal waste management system. MORE INFORMATION: https://www.kabadiwallaconnect.in/ THE PROBLEM The recovery of post-consumer waste in the developing world is driven by the informal waste ecosystem. However, municipalities, multi-national brands and […]

Waste Worker Inclusion

Waste Worker Inclusion into the formal waste management system recognizes the value these workers bring to the local economy, particularly waste collection and recycling sectors, and supports their health and safety so they can sustain their livelihoods.  TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses, Industry, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Today, there are an estimated 15 million waste pickers who remove 15-20% of […]