Webinar on Composting

the CCET guideline series on intermediate municipal solid waste treatment technologies

The IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) and the International Environmental Technology Centre of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP IETC) have been developing a series of Waste Management Guidelines, in collaboration with the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) and the Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management (JSMCWM), with the financial support from the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. These guidelines aim to enable policy-makers and practitioners, at both national and municipal levels, in selecting appropriate inter-mediate technologies, to improve their waste management policies and practices.  

While organic waste accounts for more than half of the municipal solid waste stream in many low and middle-income countries, diverting these wastes from disposal grounds can lead to considerable health, economic, and environmental benefits. Further, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2011) has reported that about one-third of the food produced around the world is lost or wasted, and SDG targets 12.3 has proposed to halve per capita global food waste by 2030. Thus, prioritising the organic waste management in the national and city waste management strategies is important. 

Organic waste recovery and treatment options can be generally divided into two categories: composting and anaerobic digestion (AD). Among them, in this webinar, we will discuss the application of composting in integrated municipal solid waste management (IMSWM) system, as one of the most preferred technologies for organic waste management within the upper stream of the waste hierarchy, easy application when compared to other technologies, and wider impacts in creating a sustainable society. 

The composting guideline is available at

You can watch the recording of the webinar at