Videos

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!

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Precious Plastic goes to Kenya (2018)
UN-Habitat, together with Precious Plastic and local youths set up a plastic workspace pilot in Kisii, Kenya, transforming plastic waste into new products, enhancing circular economy, and creating jobs. Watch this video to see how the plastic workspace was built and how it can be used!
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. Cities looking to improve their municipal solid waste management were brought together with mentor cities. As the ED mentioned, the ceremony “an important moment in the history of city-to-city collaboration”.

Waste Wise Cities Challenge 2nd Signing Ceremony (2020)
This video shows the second virtual signing ceremony for the Waste Wise Cities Challenge. 7 cities participated, representing 5 twins.
The Forgotten, Underestimated Child and its Critical Role for Current and Future Crises (ICLEI Daring Cities, 16 October 2020)

Solid waste management has the potential to contribute to large reductions in emissions from cities. This also applies to pandemics: solid waste services need to continue in a safe way during pandemics to mantain public health. Watch this event to learn how partnerships can contribute to improved waste management services.

Urban October: Municipal solid waste facilities tour in Kusthia, Bangladesh (2020)
Watch this event to see how Kushtia (Bangladesh), is presenting its solid waste facilities to its twin city, Sunkoshi (Nepal), highlighting successes and challenges in their solid waste treatment. This video is one example of how the Waste Wise Cities Challenge works.
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. Watch it to learn more about the imporance of cleanups!
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.
Global Launch of Waste Wise Cities Tool (2021)
Are you curious about the Waste Wise Cities Tool (WaCT) and why it is important? Watch the global launch of the WaCT to learn what role this assessment and planning tool has for the future of sustainable solid waste management.
Part 1: How to Continue Waste Management Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020)
During the global COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring reliable and safe municipal solid waste management (MSWM) services provision is a must for local governments to protect public health and contain the spread of the virus. Therefore, UN-Habitat and the Wuppertal Institute organized this series of webinars to support local governments and work together in combating COVID-19, through providing safe municipal solid waste management services. Part 1: How to continue waste management services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Part 2: How to Continue Waste Management Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020)
During the global COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring reliable and safe municipal solid waste management (MSWM) services provision is a must for local governments to protect public health and contain the spread of the virus. Therefore, UN-Habitat and the Wuppertal Institute organized this series of webinars to support local governments and work together in combating COVID-19, through providing safe municipal solid waste management services. Part 2: Adapting the systems.
Part 3: How to Continue Waste Management Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020)
During the global COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring reliable and safe municipal solid waste management (MSWM) services provision is a must for local governments to protect public health and contain the spread of the virus. Therefore, UN-Habitat and the Wuppertal Institute organized this series of webinars to support local governments and work together in combating COVID-19, through providing safe municipal solid waste management services. Part 3: Workers' Safety.
Part 4: How to Continue Waste Management Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020)
During the global COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring reliable and safe municipal solid waste management (MSWM) services provision is a must for local governments to protect public health and contain the spread of the virus. Therefore, UN-Habitat and the Wuppertal Institute organized this series of webinars to support local governments and work together in combating COVID-19, through providing safe municipal solid waste management services. Part 4: Medical and special wastes.
Organic Waste Treatment in Cities of the Global South: Solutions and Case Studies (2020)
In most cities of the Global South, organic waste is the main component of municipal solid waste, comprising up to 70% of the total waste amount. Most of it is deposited in landfills, where it produces methane, an especially powerful greenhouse gas, other gases, bad odors and leachate, contaminating the surrounding environment as well as the quality of life of the residents living around it. In this Webinar series, organized by UN-Habitat and the Wuppertal Institute, we are discussing the different solutions for organic waste treatment.
Waste Technology Deep Dives #1 (2020/2021)
This webinar series is diving deep into selected waste management technologies to combat the 2.2 billion tonnes of waste that is daily not collected or managed in an environmentally sound manner. UN-Habitat and the Wuppertal Institut presented this webinar series that gives local and regional government officials, as well as interested stakeholders, an overview of available technology options. Part 1; Treatment of Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Waste Technology Deep Dives #2 (2020/2021)
This webinar series is diving deep into selected waste management technologies to combat the 2.2 billion tonnes of waste that is daily not collected or managed in an environmentally sound manner. UN-Habitat and the Wuppertal Institut presented this webinar series that gives local and regional government officials, as well as interested stakeholders, an overview of available technology options. Part 2: Treatment of Organic Waste: Anaerobic Digestion
Waste Technology Deep Dives #3 (2020/2021)
This webinar series is diving deep into selected waste management technologies to combat the 2.2 billion tonnes of waste that is daily not collected or managed in an environmentally sound manner. UN-Habitat and the Wuppertal Institut presented this webinar series that gives local and regional government officials, as well as interested stakeholders, an overview of available technology options. Part 3: Treatment of Organic Waste - Black Soldier Fly Larvae Composting
Lithium-ion EV battery: e-waste, electric mobility and energy nexus (2020)
E-waste is one of the fastest growing types of waste, and in observance of International E-Waste Day on 14th October 2020, UN-Habitat together with the Wuppertal Institute and the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative organised a webinar on the different areas of e-waste. Watch it to learn more about the role of e-waste in the future.
Osaka Blue Ocean Vision
City of Osaka, one of WWC member cities, created a video on marine litter problem. "We created this video to promote the "Osaka Blue Ocean Vision" adopted by G20 Osaka Summit on June 28 and 29, 2019." The message is that now is the turning point to take action in order to leave clean oceans for the future.
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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