WORKSHOP: WASTE WISE CITIES
Moderator: Nele Kapp, UN–Habitat
Let’s be wise, waste wise.
The workshop will first present different areas of UN-Habitat waste management work, such as the ‘Waste Wise Cities Tool (WaCT)’ and success stories from several country offices (India, Lebanon, Ethiopia) to explore sustainable solutions for municipal solid waste management and knowledge transfer. The second part of the workshop gives participants the possibility to discuss in smaller groups.
Reverse Vending Machines: engaging with local authorities, communities and the private sector towards a clean environment and circular economy Elie Mansour, UN-Habitat Lebanon
In a context lacking proper solid waste management, and after consecutive crisis leading to civil unrest. UN-Habitat Lebanon initiated the idea of incentivizing recycling through the implementation of Reverse Vending Machines in poor areas. The project bridged between local authorities and communities with the private sector to save the environment and transform waste to wealth.
Zero waste wards: Initiatives in Indian Cities to adopt circular strategies to waste reduction. Swati Sambyal, India