Improving the waste management value chain in Sri Lanka
Dehiwala, Mount Lavinia and Boralasgamuwa are rapidly developing cities in Sri Lanka. Piles of garbage are growing at an unprecedented rate and mismanaged waste is creating huge environmental and health problems. Informal collectors and small-scale entrepreneurs play a major role in the waste management process. The r4d projectChallenges of municipal solid waste management: Learning from post-crisis governance initiatives in South Asiastudies the difficulties faced by small-scale recyclers who have very little governmental support. Appropriate policies could significantly improve their social status and working conditions. Business development support could benefit the entire waste management value chain. Another video-clip from the project’s research in Nepalis published.
This video-clip was produced as part of the r4d programme Digital Storytellers synthesis project. Its contents were filmed and selected by Damitha Samarakoon of the NPO Janathakshan, in collaboration with local partners in Sri Lanka. The digital storytelling process was accompanied and supported by Paitití Lab.Watch on YouTube.
Damitha Samarakon, email@example.com, Janathakshan, Sri Lanka
r4d project Challenges of municipal solid waste management: Learning from post-crisis governance initiatives in South Asia;
A film by Damitha Samarakon, Janathakshan / Edited by Gaia van Diemmen / Produced by Sonja Schenkel, Paitití Lab
More posts from this r4d project:
r4d Photo Gallery Travelling with the household waste in Kathmandu; Digital Storytellers video-clip Rights and protection for female waste pickers in Nepal