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Tuesday, July 21 2020 - 07:47
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste and UN-Habitat Partner to Tackle Plastic Waste in the Environment
SINGAPORE, July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (the Alliance) today announced a strategic 
partnership with UN-Habitat to implement solutions toward a circular economy, 
creating business and livelihood opportunities while enhancing resource 

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The new partnership, which will kick off with projects in six target cities in 
Eastern Africa and Southern Asia, will use the UN-Habitat Waste Wise Cities 
(WWC) Tool 
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waste flows and assess potential plastic leakage from waste management systems 
and identify short- and long-term pathways to increase the amount of plastic 
waste collected, recycled and recovered. The program supports the Alliance's 
focus on developing meaningful city projects in high plastic waste leakage 
communities, and the WWC Challenge to clean up and establish sustainable waste 
management in 20 cities around the world by 2022. 

"For the two billion people worldwide that lack access to waste collection, a 
significant barrier to establishing an effective municipal solid waste program 
is lack of data," said Jacob Duer, President and CEO, Alliance to End Plastic 
Waste. "Through our work with the UN Habitat, we'll provide city leaders for 
the first time with a comprehensive understanding of their waste management 
systems, its gaps and solutions for improvement. We expect the work to have an 
immediate and lasting positive impact on these six cities and hope to use what 
we learn to scale the program to more urban communities."

The participating cities include Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya; Addis Ababa and 
Bahir Dar in Ethiopia; Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) and Mangalore (Karnataka) in 

At the conclusion of the programme, which will occur over the next ten to 
twelve months, comprehensive assessments of the waste management practices in 
the key cities will be executed with the goal to outline solutions to increase 
the amount of plastic waste collected and recovered. The assessments may 
suggest feasibility studies for investments in larger plastic waste management 

The partnership will also work to engage local stakeholders to ensure 
appropriate community members and relevant waste chain actors are involved from 
the onset in order to solve infrastructure gaps and reduce plastic waste 
leakage in the program cities through an inclusive approach.  

About the Alliance to End Plastic Waste

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste is an international not-for-profit 
organization partnering with government, environmental and economic development 
NGOs and communities around the world to address the challenge to end plastic 
waste in the environment. Through programs and partnerships, we are focused on 
solutions in four core areas: infrastructure, innovation, education and clean 
up. As of June 2020, the Alliance has nearly 50 members companies and 
supporters representing global companies and organizations located through the 
Americas, Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. For more 
information, visit:

SOURCE: The Alliance to End Plastic Waste