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    A waste hero alliance: Youth visions for the inclusion and empowerment of informal waste workers in Asian circular cities

    The Waste Hero Alliance is the result of an innovative multi stakeholder policy dialogue series that connected informal waste workers and youth in Thailand, Bangladesh, Lao PDR, and the Philippines, and engaged others with a stake or interest in solid waste management and crosscutting related subjects, including academia, civil society organizations, private sector and government institutions.

    The dialogue series resulted in five key policy recommendations presented in the report along with implementation ideas and spotlights on existing initiatives. The report aims to invite a cross-sectoral movement of allies committed to contributing to a shared vision of an inclusive circular economy with empowered workers.

    • Many cities and communities in developing countries in Asia and other regions are faced with complex challenges to ensure adequate solid waste management systems that…

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