“Composting guideline” for improving municipal solid waste management in developing countries
August 31, 2020
|The composting guideline was prepared by the researchers of the National Institute for Environmental Studies and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies as a project led by United Nations Environment Programme International Environmental Technology Centre. It focuses on the introduction of composting projects based on source separation of organic waste and adequate demand for compost for municipal solid waste management in the cities of developing Asia.|
The composting guideline was prepared by the researchers of the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). It focuses on the introduction of composting projects based on source separation of organic waste and adequate demand for compost for municipal solid waste management in the cities of developing Asia. It aims to assist decision-makers and policy-makers at the local level, who have limited or no technical background on composting, to evaluate the feasibility of introducing composting projects as an appropriate strategic option for improving waste management. It provides a holistic understanding of composting systems, including both advantages and disadvantages, as well as requirements about the technical and non-technical aspects of planning sustainable composting projects.
This guideline is part of the guideline series that has been developed by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) and IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) in collaboration with NIES and the Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management (JSMCWM) with financial support from the Ministry of Japan. It aims to assist policy-makers and practitioners at both national and municipal levels in developing countries in selecting appropriate waste management technologies and executing related policies and strategies to improve their waste management systems.
This guideline was prepared with the financial support from the Ministry of the Environment of Japan for “Delivering integrated waste solutions at national and local level,” the joint project between UNEP and IGES.
Kosuke Kawai, NIES
【CCET guideline series on intermediate municipal solid waste treatment technologies】
Miwa Tatsuno, CCET
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