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Valuing Waste, Transforming Cities

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‘Valuing Waste, Transforming Cities’ provides guidance, lessons and recommendations on how to accomplish the paradigm shift from viewing waste as a problem to a valuable resource. It explores a low-cost, low-technology, community-based and decentralized waste-to-resource model called the ‘integrated resource recovery centre’. The publication articulates key lessons learned by ESCAP and its partners in establishing integrated resource recovery centres across cities in Asia and the Pacific since 2009. These lessons are grouped around four important areas for waste-to-resource initiatives: (i) partnerships; (ii) awareness raising and behaviour change; (iii) facilities management and operational performance; and (iv) replication and scaling up.

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Quy Nhon, Viet Nam

Quy Nhon is a port city and the capital of Viet Nam’s Binh Dinh Province. Its economy has historically revolved around agriculture and fishing. Tourism, industry and shipping have become more important in recent time. Tourism in particular, driven by the allure of the beaches, lakes, mountains and historic monuments, is a growing source of revenue and a motivation for municipal cleanliness and attractiveness.

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