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Technical Deep Dive: Solid Waste Management

November 11-15, 2019

Tokyo and Kitakyushu

  • While the composition of solid waste and its management differs across cities, there are common challenges related to holistic planning and policy, sustainable financing, appropriate technology selection, integration of informal workers, citizen and private sector engagement, and governance. The TDD on Solid Waste Management aimed to foster technical knowledge exchange among SWM practitioners by facilitating peer-to-peer discussion. It showcased Japan’s journey over the decades in developing a circular economy and leading policies as well as practices to promote the waste-to-energy initiative. Special focus was given to challenges and solutions for addressing the problem of plastic waste and its accumulation in ocean environments.

World Bank - Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)

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