Sustainable Financing and Policy Models for Municipal Composting

  • Country/City
  • Topics
    Solid Waste Management
  • Published On

    September 8, 2016

  • Author(s)

    Silpa Kaza, Lisa Yao, Andrea Stowell

Municipal solid waste generation is expected to continue rising, especially in low- and middle-income countries, along with the associated greenhouse gas emissions. This report attempts to understand how cities can more sustainably manage organic waste through composting. It presents successful municipal-level composting models and the social, policy, and financial environments that enabled them. Starting with the pre-conditions needed in the initial planning phase to potential financing sources and supportive policies, this report walks through the key factors a city must deliberate prior to pursuing composting as a waste management solution.
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