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Valuing Waste, Transforming Cities

  • Author: UN, ESCAP
  • Publication date: May 2016
  • Page count: 128
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 16.II.F.14

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ISBN: 9789211207200
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ISBN: 9789210580588

About the product

This publication provides guidance, lessons and recommendations on how to accomplish the paradigm shift from viewing waste as a problem to a valuable resource. It explores a low-cost, low-technology, community-based and decentralized waste-to-resource model called the ‘integrated resource recovery centre’. It articulates key lessons learned by ESCAP and its partners in establishing integrated resource recovery centres across cities in Asia and the Pacific since 2009. These lessons are grouped around four important areas for waste-to-resource initiatives: (i) partnerships; (ii) awareness raising and behaviour change; (iii) facilities management and operational performance; and (iv) replication and scaling up.