Promotion of the 3Rs in Asia and Needs for Information and Knowledge Development

Event: The Second meeting of the Thematic Working Group on Solid and Hazardous Waste
Date: 2-3 December 2008, Siem Reap

This presentation was made at The Second meeting of the Thematic Working Group on Solid and Hazardous Waste aiming to facilitate discussions on the needs for increasing capacity of developing Asian countries for data gathering and indicator development on the 3Rs.

The presentation concludes as follows;
Along the internationalization of resource use, production and consumption, as similar to industrial policy, waste management and recycling policies conventionally focused on urban and national levels shall now consider international aspect of resource and pollution-related challenges. Thus, although facing in lack of conventional waste/resource-related data in some countries, data/information/knowledge necessary for developing the 3Rs policy is becoming more complex and multi-level.
Therefore, it is necessary to develop/identify national as well as regional focal points as data/information/knowledge nodes.

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