Waste Wise Cities Tool - Step by Step Guide to Assess a City’s MSWM Performance through SDG indicator 11.6.1 Monitoring guides readers through the steps to assess the environmental performance of a municipal solid waste management (MSWM) system (SDG 11.6.1), food waste generation (SDG 12.3.1) and resource recovery systems (SDG 12.5.1) in cities.
The Waste Wise Cities Tool (WaCT) consists of seven steps to guide cities on how to collect data on MSW generated, collected, and managed in controlled facilities. The tool provides a household survey guide for estimating total MSW generation, a questionnaire to investigate the MSW recovery chain and criteria to check the environmental control level of waste management facilities in the city. In the last step onward linkages to other SDG indicators are elaborated and an assessment using a Waste Flow Diagram (WFD) is introduced. The WFD is a separate but complementary methodology to the Waste Wise Cities Tool. It uses rapid and observation-based assessment for mapping waste flows and quantifying plastic leakage from MSW management systems.
The below links are Data Collection Application, excel-based data aggregation tool for the collected data, and Data Collection Manual, a guide on how to enter collected data into Data Collection Application.