Organic Solid Waste Management

16 982 363 (2014)
GDP per capita at purchasing power parity (PPP):
5 777.00US$ (2008)

Dhaka has envisioned a strategy for zone-wise waste management through a network of decentralised composting plants and the establishment of successful partnerships with the government, private sector and residents. Through facilitating innovative partnership arrangements, a community-based solid waste management model for Dhaka has been developed, raising the attention of many other cities in Bangladesh and in developing countries, who sought to replicate it. With its emphasis on recycling and resource recovery, this model has improved the urban environment and the quality of lives of poor people living in slums.