Toward Sustainable Municipal Organic Waste Management in South Asia

Toward Sustainable Municipal Organic Waste Management in South Asia

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qThis report provides a clear and up-to-date guide for harnessing the huge resource recovery potential of organic waste in the region, and is a practical reference for any policy maker or practitioner working to improve the livability of cities.q a€” Dr. Masaru Tanaka, President, Society of Solid Waste Management Experts in Asia and Pacific Islands The massive scale of urbanization in South Asia is expected to create a surge in demand for solid waste services. An enormous opportunity exists to improve upon the a€œbusiness-as-usuala€ approach of uncollected waste and open dumping witnessed throughout the region and to convert this waste into value-added resources, such as alternative fuels and agricultural fertilizers. As approximately 70% of the regiona€™s municipal waste stream is currently organic (biodegradable) waste, methods such as composting, anaerobic digestion, and conversion to refuse-derived fuels offer a more sustainable course of action. This report aims to align South Asian cities with ADBa€˜s Strategy 2020 for environmentally sustainable growth and livable cities. It provides a useful management resource, identifying key issues and pointing policy makers, city managers, and practitioners to improved waste treatment technologies.... anaerobic digestion, and RDF projects; and (iii) the preparation and distribution of guidelines on PPP related to the organic waste sector. Ministry of Finance. This ministry is a key player in deciding the levels of financial support and subsidyanbsp;...

Title:Toward Sustainable Municipal Organic Waste Management in South Asia
Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher:Asian Development Bank - 2011-09-01

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