Country and Sub-regional Approach for Sound Waste Management

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Environmental Education for Sustainable Waste and Resource Management

Promoting environmental education to change lifestyle patterns and individual behavior for transformation to sustainable waste and resource management.
Development of supplementary tools for environmental education in Bhutanese primary schools, in collaboration with the country’s National Environmental Commission (NEC), And Royal Education Commission (REC), to integrate 4R (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) into the education curriculum under its national programme of Gross National Happiness (GNH).

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Development of Educational Material for Promoting 3R in Primary Education in Bhutan
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The national and city waste management strategies developed by CCET, with the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and Phnom Penh Capital Hall (PPCH), provide policy direction for ongoing governance reforms to decentralise the country’s waste management sector.

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Development of the Phnom Penh Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan 2018-2035
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Based on circular economy principles, and in support of the government’s pledge to ban all single-use plastics by 2022, CCET and its local partner (ICLEI) are working together with the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Council (GHMC) to develop a comprehensive strategy and action plan to manage plastic waste in the city.

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Development of Plastic Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan for Greater Hyderabad Municipal Cooperation (GHMC)
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As the second largest plastic polluter in the world, reduction of plastic waste is one of the country’s top priorities. In support of a national initiative, CCET assists the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) to develop the national plastic waste reduction plan. Based on the country’s Plan of Action on Marine Plastic Debris, this aims to accelerate the reduction of land based plastic waste targets. CCET also assists local governments in the Lake Toba region, one of Indonesia’s 10 important tourism destinations, to protect theenvironment.

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The Development of a City- (Regency) Level Waste Management and Action Plan in the Lake Toba Region
Development of Strategic Actions Plan on Plastic Waste Reduction
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CCET assisted the Ministry of Environment (MoE) to develop and pilot the implementation of a regional waste management strategy and action plan for the country’s southern region, comprising 18 islands. The strategy provided regionally specific solutions, encouraging each individual island to formulate and implement their own waste management system.

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Development of Regional Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan for Zone 6 in the Maldives
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Waste management strategies and action plans developed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONREC) and the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) represent the country’s first waste management policies enacted at the national and city levels. In addition, they demonstrate the political commitment necessary for expanding waste management services nationwide.

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Development of Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan for Mandalay City (2017-2030)
Development of the National Waste Management Strategy and Master Plan for Myanmar (2018-2030)
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Sri Lanka

In line with the country’s latest National Waste Management Policy, CCET supports the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment (MoMDE) in developing a plastic waste management action plan, guidelines on rehabilitation of open dumpsites, and an institutional and legal framework at the national level. At the local level, CCET also works with the Negombo Municipal Council (NMC) in formulating a city waste management strategy.

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Making Galle City Plastic Waste Free
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Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan for Negombo City, Sri Lanka, 2020-2030
Safe Closure and Rehabilitation of Municipal Solid Waste Dumpsites

E-Learning Course on Waste Bank System

Policymakers and practitioners in other countries and cities have expressed a keen interest in learning from Indonesia’s experience of setting up a waste bank system. To this end, the IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) joined with the Institut Teknologi Sepuluuh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya, Universitas Bandar Lampung and Griya Luhu, Bali to develop an eLearning Waste Bank Course to provide detailed information on waste bank systems. 

Waste Bank Course

Along with national and city level waste management strategy development, CCET has been assisting partner countries/cities in developing environmental education tools targeting young generation for sustainable waste and resource management.

South Asia

Policy Dialogue Towards Sustainable Waste and Resource Management in South Asia

South Asia is predicted to be one of the largest sources of waste generation in the orld, estimated at 661 million tonnes/year by 2050. Given this context, CCET works with governments, as well as regional and international partners, to achieve sustainable waste and resource management throughout the sub-region.