Integrated Solid Waste Management

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Case Studies


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.

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.

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.

Landfill Mining - Key Issue Paper

2013 | ISWA

The paper highlights the key social, environmental and economic factors that need to be considered before undertaking an Landfill Mining project.

Guidelines for Design and Operation of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills in Tropical Climates

2013 | ISWA

This document is a set of guidelines catered specifically for low and middle income countries that handle municipal solid waste through landfill. The document targets landfill operators and waste management authorities in tropical and subtropical countries, as most of the developing areas tend to focus in the region.