RG-T2704 : Update of the Latin-American and the Caribbean Urban Solid Waste Sector Regional
Project Status: Closed
The main objectives of this Technical Cooperation (TC) are to: i) update the EVAL 2010 in order to incorporate the most recent statistics (2010 to the present), data, figures and values of the system, considering the impact of the new policies, regulations, investment, and infrastructure developed in the management system of solid waste in LAC during the last five years. The purpose is to enhance the information in some specific components, such as recycling; and to incorporate for the first time, additional waste streams in the analysis, such as food, industrial, hazardous, and medical waste; ii) create a public and user friendly on-line platform to disseminate the updated report (in addition to the publication in paper); and iii) propose a methodology for the periodic revision of this evaluation (at least every five years). In addition, the TC will: iv) support the creation of two additional sub-portals for the on-line platform: a) an urban solid waste sector and risk management interactive decision-making resource for planning purposes (clients oriented); and b) an urban solid waste recycling sector value quantification tool in order to carry out preliminary assessments about feasibility of develop recycling activities. The updated report will serve as learning tool for building the institutional capacity of governments.