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Sustainable Development Benefits of Waste NAMAs                                                  Video

Continuous Innovation in the Social Sector - Discussion                                             Video

Turning garbage into resources                                                                                Video

Faecal Sludge Management in Bangladesh                                                                  Video

Waste not, want not: How Dhaka gets growth from trash (CNN Business 360, Future Cities)
Dhaka's Uncollected Waste (CNN May 14, 2012)                                                         
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Waste to Resource
Economic growth across developing Asian countries has led to a sharp increase in consumption. With higher levels of waste now generated, local governments struggle to cope with solid waste management. Governments are confronted with increasing costs for disposal, while public health and the environment suffer from the damaging effects of untreated solid waste. Solid waste management systems in Asia are strained, and landfill space is fast becoming a rare commodity.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Waste Concern and local partners embarked on a regional project, Pro-Poor and Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Secondary Cities and Small Towns, to find appropriate approaches to waste management that would transform waste products into valuable resources, improve waste collection services and yet still provide better income and working conditions for waste pickers. More on  

This is about how the Waste Concern Group, an initiative of two civil engineers from Bangladesh, Iftekhar Enayetullah and Maqsood Sinha, is working to reduce the quantity of waste cluttering the city of Dhaka through a principle of reducing, re-using, recycling and recovering household wastes. This documentary is prepared by the United Nations Educational and Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on the occasion of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.
When Urban Waste Becomes an Agricultural Resource (Bangladesh), 2010

Driven by the belief that social progress and economic development are not mutually exclusive, the World Economic Forum is an international, not-for-profit organization that brings together members of civil society, heads of state, business personalities, and social entrepreneurs in annual meetings.
Their new session format for 2010 was the Ideas Lab, an engaging forum for the exchange and critique of leading ideas and initiatives. To view the 2010 Ideas Lab presentation by Iftekhar Enayetullah, click here:
Carbon Credits Benefiting the Poor – Davos 2010 Ideas Lab

Quebec-based Architects of Change is a documentary series focusing on social entrepreneurs around the world. To view their 2009 documentary that included Waste Concern’s initiatives, click here:
Architects of Change: Nothing is Lost (2009)

View Maqsood Sinha’s video from Davos in 2009, addressing how carbon trading is a feasible solution to challenges surrounding waste management in developing countries:
2008 Davos Debates: Maqsood Sinha in Davos

In 2006, U.S.-based CNBC produced a documentary regarding Waste Concern’s work. Click on the following link to view this 10 part documentary:
CNBC Documentary: Waste Concern