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‘The common characteristic found among the frontrunner cities — regardless of country, size and socio-economic profile — is that they’ve clearly rejected the “wait and see” approach,’ said one expert.
Shom Teoh and Augustine Kwan September 4, 2017
“Shanghai’s waste management sector is reaching a point of significant transition,” says a new report.
David Hatch August 17, 2017
Leadership, partnerships, citizen engagement and civic pride pay off for a city of 1 million.
Patralekha Chatterjee November 17, 2016
The Chennai company helps neighborhood scrap dealers fetch higher prices for recyclables.
Flavie Halais July 14, 2016
After many failed river rehabilitation efforts, a new strategy is showing positive results.
Anna Valmero June 23, 2016

The Bank has loaned billions of dollars to more than 300 solid waste programs in developing cities and nations since 2000.

March 23, 2016

More than 100 of the coin-operated, self-cleaning toilets are available across Chennai, the Times of India reports.

March 1, 2016

A prolonged garbage crisis sparked by closure of a Beirut landfill prompted residents to toss their rubbish in the open, CNN reports. 

February 29, 2016
Delhi hosted its second Habitat III Urban Thinkers Campus, this time focusing on sanitation and safety.
Patralekha Chatterjee February 26, 2016

Special bottle collection machines and a smartphone app make recycling easy and financially rewarding in China’s metro areas, The City Fix reports. 

February 19, 2016

At the Fablab, youngsters receive guidance on how to transform discarded electronics into functional computers, Africa Rizing reports.  

November 18, 2015

 The street-wise collectors of recyclables can be seen whizzing around the city on small trolleys, UrbanAfrica.net reports. 

October 29, 2015

The facility handles recycling, composting and biogas production of solid waste, UN-Habitat announced. 

September 25, 2015

The city’s 180 e-waste bins are credited with keeping 23 tons of electronics out of landfills since last year, Eco-Business.com reports. 

September 24, 2015

The city wins plaudits for emphasizing waste management and discouraging residents from relieving themselves outdoors, FirstPost reports. 

August 10, 2015

Trash cans designed by a Finnish startup tweet when full, allowing municipalities to maximize waste-management resources, Politico.eu reports. 

July 28, 2015

The campus would feature research facilities and waste-to-products companies that specialize in repurposing city trash, Governing reports. 

July 7, 2015
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