The CCAC MSW Knowledge Platform is a tool that has been established to promote, share and exchange information and provide outreach resources to support cities and governments to reduce short-...
Organic waste is so ubiquitous that managing it can seem insurmountable. Due to the large volumes of organic waste generated in cities, local waste management entities must have the capacity to collect, divert, and process it. This process requires investment in additional collection bins, trucks, workers, and anaerobic digestion or compost facilities.
For waste management entities, the key to success is in convincing stakeholders, from household members to elected officials, that organic waste is valuable, and deserves attention and resources.
In some cases, local policies provide subsidies for chemical fertilizers that put organic waste products at a competitive disadvantage. Additionally, encouraging community members to separate their organic waste requires behavioural change and ongoing reinforcement.