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Waste Wise Education

Waste Wise Education (WWEdu) is an activity of the Advocacy & Education pillar. The main goal of the WWEdu is to mainstream acquisition of waste literacy and to foster a 5Rs culture (Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) at home and in the society, as well as practice appropriate waste and resource management in people's daily life. 

The main target groups are providers and beneficiaries of (waste) education services. WWEdu is expected to build the capacity of teachers and other educational practitioners, including city officials (providers), to deliver effective learnings for children and youth (beneficiaries) in formal and non-formal education settings, so as to foster behavioural changes towards sustainable consumption patterns and lifestyles.

This will be achieved through the implementation of waste education programmes, experience-based learning methods, and educational toolkits in schools. These tools will take into consideration the city and national waste management policy or any relevant local/national framework as well as the cultural and social context.

As part of WWEdu 19 innovative educational practices have been identified and are presented in factsheets. You can find them in the Resources section of the website here.

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Contact : Andre Dzikus . Chief, Urban Basic Services Section United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) . WasteWiseCities@un.org

Contact : Andre Dzikus . Chief, Urban Basic Services Section United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) . WasteWiseCities@un.org