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Waste management

We believe everyone has the right to live and work in a clean environment. Because of poverty, many people have no option but to live in slums. So we’re working with some of the poorest communities to safely and securely improve their waste management and collection methods. This brings improvements to the health of the slum dwelling families and the creation of safer healthier places to live and work.

Examples of our approach to waste management

Improved toilets

Some of the world’s poorest people are those who live in slums, Practical Action is working to install effective sanitation in these areas

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Home composting

Introducing home composting bins to poor families in order to turn generated waste into useful rich compost for vegetable gardens.

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Solid waste management

Waste collectors recycle and sell material thrown away by others, thus contributing to the improved health of slum dwelling families

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Plastics recycling

Waste plastics are washed in specially designed machines before being sold on for commercial recycling and pelletising.

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Urban waste management

Waste management brings improvements to the health of the slum dwelling families with the creation of safer healthier places to live and work.

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Urban waste pickers in Nepal

Urban waste pickers are among the poorest people in Nepal. Practical Action is working with waste pickers in the Kathmandu valley to improve their living conditions and protect their interests.

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Our work in urban water and waste

Urban water and waste projects

Current and recent projects to improve access to drinking water, sanitation and waste services for the urban poor.

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Waste management documents

From policy reports and briefing documents to case studies and research papers, you will find all documents on waste management here.

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