Waste Wise Cities Tool

Waste Wise Cities Tool

Step by Step Guide to Assess a City’s Municipal Solid Waste Management Performance through SDG indicator 11.6.1 Monitoring Waste Wise Cities Tool (WaCT) guides readers through 7 steps to collect data on municipal solid waste (MSW) generated, collected, and managed in controlled facilities. The tool provides a household survey guide for total MSW generation, a […]

Case Studies from Asia: City-Level Learnings for the Global Plastic Pollution Treaty

Case Studies from Asia: City-Level Learnings for the Global Plastic Pollution Treaty

As United Nations Member States gather to negotiate a historic global treaty on plastic pollution, this report aims to provide negotiators with policy recommendations derived from on-the-ground interventions from cities in Asia that are tackling plastic pollution. With 60% of plastic waste derived from urban centres, cities are on the frontline of the global plastic […]

Community Generates Funds from Selling Recyclables through a Waste Bank Initiative

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. Background Baan Bang Lha is a community of narrow pathways built on piles in the Tapee River that experiences garbage leakage […]

Enhancing Labor-intensive Separate Waste Collection and Utilization in APEC Economies

Enhancing Labor-intensive Separate Waste Collection and Utilization in APEC Economies

Decision-makers and practitioners often focus on technological solutions for recycling, treating and disposing of waste. However, the key to successful comprehensive waste recovery lies in collection, which accounts for 60 to 80 percent of the total disposal costs. Mistakes made here cannot be compensated for by any technology, no matter how sophisticated. This guide targets […]

Proven Practice Guide to Improve Waste Management and Address Plastic Pollution in Southeast Asia

Proven Practice Guide to Improve Waste Management and Address Plastic Pollution in Southeast Asia

Proven Practices to Improve Waste Management and Address Plastic Pollution in Southeast Asia was codeveloped by Battelle and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA), along with qualitative data gathered across a select group of organizations and programs with demonstrated experience successfully designing and implementing ocean plastics pollution mitigation efforts across Southeast […]

Research Assessment on the Attitudes and Motivations of Women in Waste

Research Assessment on the Attitudes and Motivations of Women in Waste

Studies on plastics and gender displayed three overarching concepts including women’s interlinked role with household care, their role in the plastics value chain, and perception of hazard in the waste sector. Environmental behaviors often serve as animpetus for determining green consumptionpractices (Zhao et al., 2021), with womenendorsing stronger pro-environmentalattitudes than men. Aruta (2021) observedthat women […]

Waste Management Strategies and Pilot Testing

Waste Management Strategies and Pilot Testing

It has been estimated that Filipinos use 2.15 million tons of plastic annually, the highest in Southeast Asia —with about 750 million tons (35%) going into the open environment—making the country the third-largest plastic waste polluter in the world. WWF-Philippines, in partnership with the Coca-Cola Foundation, implemented the Waste Management Strategies and Pilot Testing for […]

Sea to Source Method Toolkit

Sea to Source Method Toolkit

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide detailed steps for implementing the methodologies that were carried out during the National Geographic “Sea to Source: Ganges” river expedition (hereafter referred to as the “Sea to Source Expedition”), which set out to better understand and document the characteristics, composition, and flow of plastics in the Ganges […]

Waste Flow Diagram Toolkit

Waste Flow Diagram Toolkit

The Waste Flow Diagram toolkit is an excel-based model allowing users to perform a rapid assessment of municipal solid waste flows within a city or municipality. The tool maps these waste flows using Sankey diagrams and quantifies the plastic waste that is emitted from the solid waste management system and its eventual fate in the […]