Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases caused as a result of human activities, typically expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide.

Waste Concern’s work and initiatives have resulted in the reduction of the following amounts of green house gases (this calculation excludes the CDM project in Dhaka):

YearGHG Reduced
(T of CO2e/Year)
Value of GHG Saved
( US $)
( Total)

Note that from 2001 to 2006, there was a reduction of 62,200 tons of carbon dioxide annually. The value of green houses saved for the same time period was US $622,000.

A Global First: Compost Plant at Bulta, Roopganj, Greater Dhaka is the First Large-Scale Compost Plant to Receive Carbon Credits Worth Tk. 25.67 lac

cer_indexThe Asia Pacific Carbon Fund (APCF) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed an agreement with WWR Bio Fertilizer Bangladesh Ltd. to purchase 34,200 CERs, resulting from emission reductions generated by the project up to 31 December 2012. The project already received an amount worth Tk. 25.67 Lac from the sale of 7,131 CERs already issued by the UNFCCC. In addition to this, ADB’s Future Carbon Fund (FCF) signed an agreement with the aforementioned project to purchase CERs generated from January 2013 to December 2015.


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