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Workshop on Solid Waste Management in Yokohama

Event | 9 - 11 December 2019 Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan
Time of event

Day 1: 9:00–17:30
Day 2: 7:10–17:00
Day 3: 9:00–17:30

Background

Population growth and consumption continue to accelerate in developing Asian cities, which are expected to double their solid waste generation within 15-20 years, according to the United Nations. Other developed cities in the region such as Yokohama, Japan have experienced comparable trends, prompting greater government action to reduce environmental waste.

Under the Yokohama G30 Plan, the city reduced its waste by 42.2% within six years through collaboration with residents and the business community, exceeding its seven-year 30% reduction target. As a result, the city reduced incineration plants, prolonged use of landfill sites, and cut CO2 emissions due to reductions in burnable waste.

ADBI and the City of Yokohama will hold a workshop to spotlight Yokohama’s solid waste reduction efforts and best practices for the segregation of waste, including dangerous goods and pollutants, as well as for recycling, waste incineration and disposal, and community engagement. The workshop will also examine solid waste management strategies and experiences to be shared by city officials from Batam, Indonesia; Da Nang City, Viet Nam; Mandaue City, the Philippines; and Suva, Fiji.

Objectives
  • Assess efforts in Yokohama and other Asian cities to enhance solid waste management and reduce landfill waste
  • Share best practices for waste segregation, recycling, waste incineration and disposal, and public outreach
Participants
  • Yokohama city officials and a total of 12 city officials from Batam, Indonesia; Da Nang City, Viet Nam; Mandaue City, the Philippines; and Suva, Fiji
  • Policy experts and private sector representatives
Output
  • New ideas and networking to help city officials from the region strengthen solid waste management
  • Field visits of waste management sites in Yokohama city
How to register

By invitation or prior arrangement with ADBI.

Partner

Yokohama City Government