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Effective Plastic Waste Management in Sri Lanka

Anurudda Karunarathna, Thilini Rajapaksha, Yasas Gamagedara, Shenal Kaldera, Nadeesha Vidanage
Kazunobu Onogawa, Premakumara Jagath Dickella Gamaralalage, Miho Hayashi, Rajeev Kumar Singh
IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET)
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This case study report examines the establishment and evolution of plastic waste recycling under two different operational modalities in urban areas of Sri Lanka; 1) single municipal operation, and 2) PPP (Public Private Partnership) based operation. This report provides an analysis of each modality in terms of effectiveness, technical feasibility, environmental impact, financial sustainability and sense of ownership in view of learning lessons and replicability of successful implementation in other cities.