Waste Concern

Waste Concern was founded in 1995 with the motto “ Waste is a Resource”. Later Waste Concern Group was formed to achieve a common vision to contribute towards waste recycling, environmental improvement, renewable energy, poverty reduction through job creation, and sustainable development.Waste Concern Group is a Social Business Enterprise (SBE) comprising both “For Profit” and “Not-for Profit” enterprises.

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Waste Concern Consultants

Waste Concern Consultants is a leading consultancy firm based in Bangladesh, providing consulting services and project assistance since  2000. Waste Concern and Waste Concern Consultants are sister organizations with a common vision  to contribute to poverty reduction,waste recycling,environmental improvement and sustainable development.

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WWR Bio Fertilizer Bangladesh Ltd

WWR Bio Fertilizer Bangladesh Ltd. is a “For Profit” joint venture company of Waste Concern and World Wide Recycling BV of the Netherlands. It is working as an investor and operator for organic waste recycling projects through composting. Its working principle is based on public-private partnership model and CDM.

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Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery

Integrated Resource Recovery Center (IRRC)
IRRC is suitable for small and medium sized towns. 85-90% of the incoming waste from the community can be converted into economic resources (such as compost, biogas, recyclables, Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) within the IRRC. In partnership with UN-ESCAP, Waste Concern is replicating the IRRC model in several secondary cities and small towns of Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Cambodia & Indonesia. In partnership with the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) and international development partners Waste Concern is replicating IRRC model in 64 Districts of Bangladesh.

Integrated Landfill & Resource Recovery Center (ILRRC)
Waste Concern Consultants initiated the concept of ILRRC in Jessore municipality and few coastal towns of Bangladesh with the support from ADB and Local Government and Engineering Department (LGED). ILRRC is initiated to tackle the problem of pollution from indiscriminate disposal of solid waste in open dumps. ILRRC facility consists of anaerobic digestion plant, composting plant, inorganic waste recycling unit, faecal sludge treatment plant, leachate treatment unit and controlled landfill area. ILRRCs shall be operated by private sector.

Energy Recovery from Waste
Conducting R&D in collaboration with Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) to look at the opportunity of generating energy (biogas) from slaughter house waste, municipal waste and faecal sludge. Conducted study on solid Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) production from soiled plastic, fabric and paper as a substitute of coal. Conducted a study on use of dried faecal sludge as solid fuel.

Waste Management for Low-income Settlements and Rural Areas
Helping poor communities with low cost simple solutions to solve waste and sanitation problem. Promoting low cost simple Barrel Type Composting in slums in Bangladesh.

Environmental Sanitation and Faecal Sludge Management

Preparation of Sanitation and Drainage Improvement Strategy and Master Plan Project for the City of Chittagong

Sanitation Action Plan for 30 Municipalities of Bangladesh and Technology Demonstration on Faecal. Sludge Management under Third Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement Project.

Sanitation Plan for Four Coastal Towns under Coastal Towns Infrastructure Improvement Project.

Preparation of Sanitation Master Plan for Eight Towns in Bangladesh.

Pilot Projects on Solid Waste Management of Environmental Sanitation, Hygiene and Water Supply in Urban Slums and Fringes.

Design of faecal sludge collection and treatment system for secondary towns of Bangladesh.Design of eco-toilets for several towns.

Design of waste water treatment and management system for pesticide formulation factory, tea garden and pathological laboratory. Design of waste water treatment system for secondary

Industrial Pollution Mitigation and Environmental Management System

Prepared Environmental Plan for industries.

Promote and Support ISO 14001 (EMS) Among Business Sector in Bangladesh. Environmental auditing for several industries.

Development of environmental management system (EMS) for different industries leading to ISO-14001 certification.

Industrial pollution control, monitoring and abatement system.

Industrial Waste Management.

Environmental Plan for Selected Industries

Clinical and Hazardous Waste Management

National Study on the Disposal of Empty Pesticide Containers in Bangladesh.

Preparation of Inventory of Hazardous Waste in Bangladesh

Design of hospitals and clinical waste management system in clinics and hospitals in Dhaka

Development of bio-medical waste management manual for hospital and clinics in Bangladesh

Study on lead-acid battery recycling in Bangladesh

Development of environmental management system for hospitals and clinics.

Feasibility Study for the Establishment and Operation of a Common/ Central Treatment Facility (CTF) for Health Care Waste in Pokhara City, Nepal under Public Private Partnerships (PPP) Arrangements

Environmental Impact Assessment

Assess the Economic and Environmental Impact of Irrigation by Using More Efficient Pumps with Better Installation Technique.

Preparation of initial environmental examination (IEE) and environmental impact assessment (EIA) reports for landfill gas recovery and electricity generation, composting and several urban infrastructure projects.

Conducted stakeholders meetings regarding infrastructural projects to discuss environmental implications.

Infrastructure Planning

Siting locations for solid waste and waste water management, treatment and recycling related infrastructures using satellite image and GIS maps.

Preparation of optimum routing system for efficient waste collection and transportation system using GPS and GIS.

Planning and designing of integrated landfill sites with controlled landfill with liner and vent system, compost plant, anaerobic digestion system, faecal sludge treatment system along with Decentralized Water Treatment System (DEWATS).

Energy Efficient Building Design and Sustainable Human Settlement Planning

Designed ecological village  based on 3R principal in Bangladesh.

Designed energy efficient industrial buildings in Bangladesh

Designed landscape for various industrial building, residential and institutional buildings.

Developed manual for low-income settlement planning

Preparation of physical plan for several towns.

Designed  rain water harvesting for several  waste recycling facilities

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