Waste related projects that reduce GHG emission can have economic, social, environmental, and health benefits apart from climate change benefits.  Waste Concen has quantified  and monetized the co-benefits (apart from GHG emission reduction) associated with a waste sector composting project implemented by Waste Concern in Bulta, Narayanganj. The co-benefits are described in  the following Table.  

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Waste Concern also extends itself in the policy-making arena, steering environmentally-appropriate governmental regulations, both existing and new. To date, we have been influential in the development of 29 governmental policies:

1.   Urban Management Policy Statement 1998
2.   National Agriculture Policy 1999
3.   Dhaka Declaration on Waste Management by SAARC 2004
4.   Dhaka Environment Management Plan 2005
5.   Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) 2005
6.   National Sanitation Strategy 2005
7.   Pro- Poor Strategy for Water and Sanitation Sector 2005
8.   Private Sector Housing Development Guideline 2005
9.   National Industrial Policy 2005
10. National CDM Strategy 2005
11. Solid Waste Management Action Plan for Eight Secondary Towns in Bangladesh 2005
12. Draft National Solid Waste Management Handling Rule 2005
13. Draft Plastic Waste Recycling Strategy 2005
14. Fertilizer Act 2006
15. Lead Acid Battery Recycling and Management Rules 2006
16. Biomedical Waste Management Rules 2008
17. Circular to Promote Compost by the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), 2008
18. Draft Hazardous Waste Management Policy of Bangladesh 2009
19. National 3R Strategy 2010
20. National Organic Agriculture Policy 2016

Apart from the above, Waste Concern also spearheaded efforts at influencing the government to develop national policies and guidelines in the following issues:

1.  Established Designated National Authority for CDM projects
2.  Developed CDM Project Approval Process for Government
3.  Environment Management System (EMS) for Industries
4.  National Economic Review included CDM as a mode of investment
5.  Involved in the process of developing the Strategy for Sustainable Development
6.  Created example of Public Private Community Partnership (PPCP) as approach for Urban Services
7.  Developed New Methodology for Composting as CDM Project
8.  Comprehensively promoted the concept “Waste as Resource” throughout the country
9.  Developed guideline for RFP and contract document for engagement of private sector in the operation and maintenance of Integrated Resource Recovery Centers (IRRCs).