USAID Municipal Waste Recycling Program Zero Waste Roundtable

The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), a USAID grantee and leader in the approach, defines “zero waste” as “significantly reducing — and eventually completely eliminating—the amount of resources that we send to disposal.” Mike Alino with GAIA says zero waste is a goal, “something we should aspire to.” This… Read More

Three Lessons from USAID’s Ocean Plastics Pollution Work in Indonesia

Indonesia is on the forefront of the global ocean plastic pollution challenge. The country produces 6.8 million tons of plastic waste annually, largely driven by rising demand for single-use plastics such as straws, bottles, sachets, and food containers that meet the needs of a rapidly urbanizing population. To date, only… Read More

Building Healthy Cities

Refocusing city policies, planning, and services with a multi-sectoral health equity lens while improving data-driven decision-making for Smart Cities in India, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Status: Complete Region: Asia Country: India Indonesia Nepal Vietnam Key Documents: BHC Infographic Issues: Energy and Environment Infrastructure Urban Service Delivery Health Overview… Read More

USAID MWRP Video Updates: Misool Foundation, Indonesia

Raja Ampat, Indonesia is home to some of the richest marine biodiversity in the world. USAID grantee Misool Foundation works to protect this marine environment through the Bank Sampah-Community Waste Recycling Program, which supports waste collection and recycling services with… Read More

Municipal Waste Recycling Program USAID MWRP Fact Sheet

 KEEPING PLASTICS OUT OF THE OCEAN Every year, eight million metric tons of plastic waste pour into the world’s ocean—the equivalent of a garbage truck dumping a load of plastic into the ocean every minute.1 Ineffective waste management systems and infrastructure in developing countries have led to much of this… Read More

Municipal Waste Recycling Program (MWRP) – Indonesia Country Profile

Each year, eight million metric tons of plastic pour into the world’s ocean. This global crisis is exacerbated by poor waste management systems of rapidly urbanizing coastal cities in developing countries. Research shows that Indonesia contributes as much as 1.29 million metric tons of plastic waste to the ocean annually, making it the world’s second largest polluter1 by total mass of mismanaged plastic debris. Read More