Designing a waste management strategy for tropical developing countries

Policy brief Sustainable Growth

This policy brief investigates the impact of informing households on segregation benefits and promoting waste management awareness.

  • We find that an information campaign along with kerbside collection of inorganics can encourage households to segregate at source.
  • However, in the case of providing plastic bags in addition to information campaign and kerbside collection, we see a fall in the percentage of households segregating once plastic bags run out. 
  • Dustbins along with information campaign and kerbside collection have a sustained effect in changing households’ behaviour in comparison to plastics bags.