Sri Lanka

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

CCBO Initial Solid Waste Management Assessment Sri Lanka & Maldives

The following presents CCBO’s Initial Solid Waste Management Assessment (ISWMA) for the program’s four “engagement sites” in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka) and the Republic of Maldives (Maldives). Sri Lanka engagement sites include the Colombo Metropolitan Area, Galle, and District of Jaffna. Malé is CCBO’s engagement… Read More

Lanka Upcycles: Making Waves of Change in Waste Less Arugam Bay

Lanka Upcycles is a social enterprise located in the surfer’s paradise of Arugam Bay on the east coast of Sri Lanka. They are making waves with novel approaches to addressing the ocean plastic pollution through its Waste Less Arugam Bay (WLAB) project funded by USAID’s Municipal Waste Recycling Program (MWRP). Read More

Yamuna’s Story – How One Woman is Improving Recycling in Sri Lanka

Two years ago, Yamuna Hemanthi – a housewife with interests in giving back to her community – attended a “training of trainers” event hosted by the Municipal Waste Recycling Program grantee Sri Lanka Centre for Development Facilitation-Galle (SLCDF). The goal of the event was to equip local leaders with the… Read More