Since 2010, owing to the sustained and collaborative efforts of a wide range of local and international stakeholders, steady progress has been made in spearheading climate-friendly, community-based solid waste management approaches in Cebu City, Philippines. Thanks to the technical assistance of the Kitakyushu International Techno-Cooperative Association (KITA), Kitakyushu City, the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the JPOWER Group/Jpec of Kitakyushu City with funds from the Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE), 2010-2013 and the Municipal Solid Waste Initiative (MSWI) of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), 2014-2017, Cebu City has successfully implemented a model project to mainstream integrated solid waste management (ISWM) planning at the local level, promoting the application of city-wide decentralized composting and recycling—with an emphasis on source separation and organic waste recovery— to divert and ultimately reduce the amount of municipal solid waste received by its local landfills. Although the city has encountered a number of implementation challenges, the strong commitment and determination of local authorities has been instrumental in institutionalizing and enabling these programs. This study summarizes the key activities carried out and major results/ benefits achieved over the course of the project. In addition, it provides some recommendations in the context of intended future actions.
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