WasteAware Benchmark Indicators

WasteAware Benchmark Indicators (WABI) consists of an indicator set that assesses waste management performance within cities, allowing for benchmarking of cities and monitoring developments over time.  TARGET USERS: Businesses, Industry, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Using a standardized indicator set allows benchmarking against the performance of similar cities, within a country or in different countries, on a consistent basis […]

Waste Flow Tools

Waste flow tools offer cities the analytical guidance they need to create, manage and sustain effective solid waste management systems in response to growing urban populations.  TARGET USERS: Individuals, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Analysing waste flow helps cities establish priorities for plastic action. MORE INFORMATION: See the Plastic Smart Cities Smart Guide on Baseline Assessments. THE PROBLEM Solid waste management is one of […]


Recykal is a recycle-enabling technology that connects waste generators with collectors, processors and recyclers, seeking to increase collection and recycling rates by merging the informal and formal waste sectors.  TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses, Industry, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Recykal is currently operational in India, with unique products and services for each stakeholder in the waste process. MORE INFORMATION: https://recykal.com/ THE PROBLEM In many developing and […]


Oceanworks is the global marketplace for recycled ocean plastic materials and products.  TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses, Industry, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: A sourcing platform that provides a range of recycled ocean plastic resins, yarn, materials, and products. MORE INFORMATION: https://oceanworks.co/ THE PROBLEM Plastic waste that is not collected and processed inevitably finds its way into nature. Furthermore, even when plastic waste […]

Municipal Measurement Program

The Municipal Measurement Program is free program assessment and planning tool that delivers insights and actionable recommendations to municipal waste management agencies.  TARGET USERS: Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: The Municipal Measurement Program is centralized database of municipal program information that government agencies can use to improve recycling, with a current target market in the United States and Canada. […]

Waste Wise Cities Tools

The Waste Wise Cities Tool provides an image of waste flows and amounts in a city, collecting data on waste generated, collected and managed in controlled facilities. TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses, Industry, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: The Waste Wise Cities Tool is based on the monitoring methodology for waste SDG indicator 11.6.1. Key interventions areas are […]

Plastic Disclosure Project

The Plastic Disclosure Project provides tools to stakeholders that enable them to manage and reduce their plastic waste by measuring and understanding their plastic footprint. TARGET USERS: Businesses, Industry, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: The Plastic Disclosure Project is a voluntary initiative that does not mandate public disclosure of survey findings, but rather publishes findings only at […]

Citizen Science

Citizen science – the involvement of the public in scientific research – is a cost-effective way to gather data over a large geographical area, while simultaneously raising public awareness of the environmental impacts of plastic waste. TARGET USERS: Individuals, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Ordinary citizens can tackle complex challenges by conducting research on large geographic scales […]