Videos and Films

Here you can find videos of projects, webinars and films from our work! Get inspired by our member cities, affiliates and partners on how to become Waste Wise! Lean back, grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!

Projects
Films
Webinars
Precious Plastic goes to Kenya (2018)
UN-Habitat, Precious Plastic and local youths together set up a plastic pilot workspace in Kisii, Kenya, to transform waste plastic into new products, enhance circular economy and create new jobs. This video shows the steps taken and the end result achieved.
Sound of waste (2019) - 1
This is the first of three testimonials that are part of an audio-visual piece of art from Danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard. They impressively introduce you to the lives  of waste pickers and managers at Dandora Dumpsite, Nairobi, Kenya. 
Sound of waste (2019) 2
This is the second of three testimonials that are part of an audio-visual piece of art from Danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard. They impressively introduce you to the lives  of waste pickers and managers at Dandora Dumpsite, Nairobi, Kenya.
Sound of waste (2019) 3
This is the third of three testimonials that are part of an audio-visual piece of art from Danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard. They impressively introduce you to the lives  of waste pickers and managers at Dandora Dumpsite, Nairobi, Kenya.
Waste Wise Cities Challenge 1st Signing Ceremony (2020)

UN-Habitat’s Executive Director virtually opened the Signing Ceremony of the Waste Wise Cities Challenge, which brings together cities looking to improve management of their municipal solid waste with mentor cities, saying it was “an important moment in the history of city-to-city collaboration”.
The virtual ceremony marked the official beginning of the collaboration between cities looking for support on managing their rubbish and mentor cities committed to share their good practices and expertise.

Eleven out of the 20 cities involved took part in the Ceremony.  Participants included the Mayors of Ainab and Rmeish Lebanon; Jambi, Indonesia; Kushtia, Bangladesh and Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, as well as the Additional Commissioner of Indore, India and the city/municipality managers/metropolitan coordinating director of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Ghalboun Lebanon and Cape Coast, Ghana.

Waste Wise Cities Challenge 2nd Signing Ceremony (2020)
On  26th  August 2020,  the second virtual signing ceremony  for  the  Waste  Wise   Cities   Challenge took place.   7  cities  were  able  to  participate, representing   5   twins.   Participants   included   the   mayors   of   Hazmieh   (Lebanon),  Al  Manara  (Lebanon)  and  Mezitli  (Turkey);  Vice  Mayor  of  Yangon  (Myanmar)  and  Deputy  Mayor  of  Osaka  (Japan)  
The Forgotten, Underestimated Child and its Critical Role for Current and Future Crises (ICLEI Daring Cities, 16 October 2020)

While often overlooked in debates about how to reach climate goals, solid waste management can hugely contribute; if waste is mismanaged, the whole sector becomes a net-emitter of greenhouse gas emissions. However, if properly managed and the first steps are taken towards a circular economy, the sector can hugely help mitigate emissions from cities.

This holds also true for COVID-19: while the world focuses on washing hands, solid waste collection and treatment needs to continue in a safe way to avoid the spread of other diseases and ensure proper disposal of increased amounts of medical waste and potentially infectious waste from municipal solid waste stream.

This event highlighted how partnerships can harness opportunities to:

  • Respond climate emergencies effectively in COVID-19 situation;
  • Maintain or even expand MSWM service delivery in crisis situation and
  • Build back better for climate resilience
Urban October: Municipal solid waste facilities tour in Kusthia, Bangladesh (2020)
The city of Kushtia, Bangladesh, is taking part in the Waste Wise Cities Challenge as Supporter City for Changemaker City Sunkoshi, Nepal. As part of the Waste Wise Cities Challenge and Urban October, the month dedicated to sustainable urbanization, Kushtia presented its solid waste facilities to it's twin city, highlighting successes and challenges in their solid waste treatment. 
Cleanup Activities - where are we headed? (2020)
In  preparation for World  Cleanup  Day 2020,  UN-Habitat organised  a  webinar  to  understand  the  impacts  that  cleanups  are making globally and how they can be maximised. The event touched the theme of  clean  up  from  different  perspectives,  such as technology, partnerships, funding etc.  It  ended  in  a  discussion  between  panellists about the impacts of cleanup activities  and  its  value  for  awareness  raising  was  highlighted. 
Frente al Desafío de los Residuos Sólidos de las Ciudades (2020)
Especialistas nacionales e internacionales dialogarán para mejorar la gestión integral de los residuos sólidos en Bolivia, en el marco del ciclo de webinarios sobre la #PolíticaDeCiudades. Si quieres conocer más sobre esta temática, te invitamos a seguirnos.  
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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