Reports & Publication

Capacity Mapping for Monitoring and Assessment of Plastic Pollution in the Lower Mekong

| 2020

This report presents findings of capacity-mapping study on the monitoring and assessment of plastic pollution in the Lower Mekong Region. The study was conducted as part of the UN Environment Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific's project titled the *Promotion of ConterMEASUREs against Marine Plastic Litter in Southeast Asia and India" (hereafter, referred to as * ConterMEASURE project"). The CounterMEASURE project aims to develop a region-based approach for the monitoring and assessment of land-based plastic waste leakage and for pollution reduction into inland water ways, such as rivers, canals and drainage systems, and the eventual transport of plastic waste into the oceans.

Asia Waste Management Outlook

2017 | UNEP

The Asia Waste Management Outlook (AWMO), which is regional in nature, is developed to complement the Global Waste Management Outlook (GWMO). This regional outlook provides an overview of the current status, the current thinking on “state of the art” topics, case studies, and the future of waste management in Asia over the medium term; challenges and opportunities, described through case studies; and recommendations based on technical, strategic, economic, and communication perspectives. AIT RRC.AP is the programme coordinator of this AWMO. The AWMO is developed with the support and guidance of UN Environment, the quality assurance by the Steering Committees and the consultations with regional stakeholders and contributions of countries. Recognizing the challenges and opportunities, recommendations have been made over medium term based on strategic, technical, economic and institutional perspectives.

Compendium of Technologies for the Recovery Materials from e-waste

2017 | UNEP

This compendium describes information on commercially available or near commercially available technologies and associated techniques for resource recovery from WEEE/e-waste and subsequent treatment of residual wastes. The key fields of information in the compendium are: type of technology – detailed process description, type of waste handled, products (if any), emissions, job potential and capacities available; Operational/technical details including parameters for specifications for procurement, operation and maintenance requirements, and specific aspects for developing countries; Environmental and social considerations; Investment and operating costs; Institutional and regulatory requirements; Pros and Cons with respect to developing countries; Examples of real life applications; Photographs and sketches and Suppliers. The compendium is comprised of six chapters: introduction, classification of WEEE/e-waste and WEEE/e-waste streams, perspective of WEEE/e-waste management, compendium of technologies for the recovery of materials from WEEE/e-waste, WEEE/e-waste technology selection, and case studies.

Ulaanbaatar Waste Management Improvement Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2030

2017 | AIT RRC.AP

The UWMISAP is divided into five chapters. The first chapter provides a background for the need for a city waste management strategy for Ulaanbaatar and outlines the process of developing a strategy and action plan. The existing situation of Ulaanbaatar’s solid waste generation as well as waste handling and legal framework are discussed in Chapter 2. Based on the baseline information provided in Chapter 2, a list of strategies to fill existing gaps and tap potential opportunities is described in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 presents specific actions to be accomplished under each strategic objective. Chapter 5 concludes with arrangements for implementing and monitoring the UWMISAP.

Mongolia National Waste Management Improvement Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2030

2017 | AIT RRC.AP

The NWMISAP is arranged into five chapters. The first chapter provides the background for the need of a waste management strategy, the existing situation of waste management in Mongolia and the current policy and legal framework. Chapter Two describes the strategy development process. Based on this baseline information, a list of strategies to fill the existing gaps and tap the potential opportunities are laid out in the third chapter. Translating these strategic objectives into actions is presented in Chapter Four. The fifth chapter concludes with arrangements for implementation and monitoring of the NWMISAP.

Regional Study on Mercy Waste Management in ASEAN Countries

2017 | UNEP

The scoping study serves as a preliminary assessment of the current mercury waste management systems and practices in the ASEAN member states (AMS). It is aimed at identifying the current available sources of the relevant information, summarizing the essential information, and identifying gaps of information, challenges, needs and opportunities for further studies or actions. This study covers all AMS jurisdictions, while sector-wise, it focuses on Mercury in the Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM); Mercury waste from the chemical manufacturing industry using the Chlor- Alkali process; as well as mercury in fluorescent lamps from industry and household sources. In terms of the Hazardous Waste Management (HWM) aspects under the BC Art. 4 and MC Art. 11, the study covers policies; legislative and regulatory framework; institutional framework; main sources/generators, waste prevention and minimization; handling, separation, collection, packaging and labelling, transportation, storage; treatment and disposal; and contaminated sites.

Summary Report: Waste Management in ASEAN Countries

2017 | UNEP

This summary report examines the waste management landscape in 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States. This report begins with the statistics on the trends of population growth, urbanization, and economic growth in each of the ASEAN countries, which is then followed by an overview of the waste generation, collection, treatment & recovery, and disposal statistics, and associated environmental, technical, and governance (institutions, policy, regulations) factors in the waste sector. The report also identifies the existing waste management challenges and gaps therein, and sets out recommendations.

Guidance document on the Waste Framework Directive

2010 |

Guidance document on the Waste Framework Directive

How to trade recoverable wastes in an environmentally sound and economically efficient manner: A Guidance Manual for OECD Countries

2009 | OECD

This Guidance Manual assists national governments and authorities to implement the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development control system for transboundary movements of wastes destined for recovery operations.

Guidelines on how to design an appropriate waste fee

2011 | ISWA

These guidelines were developed with the aim of outlining the principles, practices and applications of waste management fees.