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State of Waste Management in South East Asia


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This initial inventory of resources for IWM covers main government and international agencies, many of which are focal points for waste related policies and management programs and services for individual countries or for the region. The agencies maintain their own list of experts or consultants on the different aspects of waste management.


Asia Pacific Roundtable for Cleaner Production
907-A West Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines 1604
Tel: +632-637-9537;631-4648
Fax: +632-637-9540
Contact: Dr. Olivia Castillo, Chair and President

Description: The mission of Asia Pacific Roundtable for Cleaner Production is to foster dialog among industry, government, academia, and non-government organizations in the region to address pollution problems and solutions. Its goals include promoting information exchange among its members through the APRCP website, newsletters, e-mail list servers, technical journals, special publications, conferences, and symposia to provide leadership and support that will enhance information flow and human resource development, and will strengthen public-private partnership to stimulate the promotion and implementation of Cleaner Production strategies and technologies in the region.
Consulting/support services: Provided by members
Fees: Some materials are distributed free and others at a low cost

2. Asian Development Bank (Philippines Country Office)
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City,
0401 Metro Manila Philippines
Tel: + 63-2-683-1000
Fax: + 63-2-683-1030
Contact: Dr. Shih-Liang Tu, Environmental Specialist

Description: ADB is a regional development bank, which makes loans and equity investments for the economic and social advancement of Asian countries, provides technical assistance in the preparation and execution of development projects, and catalyses investment of public and private capital for development purposes. Communication is in English.
Consulting/support services: Responds to requests for assistance in coordination development policies and plans
Fees: some materials are distributed free and others at a low cost

Asian Society for Environmental Protection (ASEP, Bangkok)
Rm. IC 1-210-211,
131 Thailand Science Park,
Paholyothin Road, Klong 1,
Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120,
Tel: +66 2 564 7945
Fax: +66 2 564 7944
Contact: The Secretary-General, Editor, ASEP Newsletter

Description: ASEP is an international non-profit association composed of professionals and institutions committed to the pursuit of sound environmental management and protection towards achieving sustainable development in the Asian Region. It has many publications on environmental and waste management issues. Information is in the form of newsletters, news reports and articles in English.
Consulting/support services: Provided by members of the Society
Fees: Computer printouts are free of charge; reports at cost of reproduction, publication research services at cost.


Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR, Philippines)
DENR Building
Visaya Ave Diliman
Quezon City 1116
Tel: +63 2 920 2252
Fax: +63 2 922 6991
Contact: Albert Magalang
Executive Director, National Solid Waste Management Commission Secretariat.

Description: DENR sets policies, formulates plans, disseminates environmental information. Promulgates rules and regulations for environmental protection. Establishes management policies and quality standards for environment with pollution control, provisions for air, water quality, land use management, natural resources management and conservation. Information is provided via reports, pamphlets and guidebooks, which are available in Tagalog and English.
Consulting/support services: Provides technical support to government agencies including local government.
Fees: None or at very low cost


Department of Environment (DOE, Malaysia)
Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment
Levels 3-7, Block C4
Federal Government Administration Complex
62662 Putrajaya
Tel: +60 3 88858200
Fax: +60 3 88889987
Contact: Puan Hajah Rosnani Bt. Ibarahim, Director-General

Description: The Department administrates and enforces the Environmental Quality Act and associated legislation. It is responsible for coordinating activities related to waste discharges into the environment and on the prevention and control of pollution (including licensing) to protect and enhance the quality of the environment. DOE publishes an annual Environmental Quality Report and environmental awareness information. Publications are in English and Malay.
Consulting/support services: Provides training on environmental management and related technical skills for environmental enforcement. Provides advice to other government agencies and funds selected environmental awareness programs.
Fees: None or at cost


Department of Environmental Pollution Control (DEPC, Cambodia)
#48, Samdech Preah Sihanouk
Tonle Bassac, Chamkarmon
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: +855 12 926108
Fax: + 855 23 987880
Contact: Mr. Heng Nareth, Director

Description: Controls/monitors official activities on solid and industrial waste management and water pollution management, including issuing appropriate measures to curb and phase out environmental pollution activities.


Development Technology Center of the Bandung Institute of Technology – Indonesia
Jalan Ganesha 17
Bandung 40132
Tel: +62 22 250 3307
Fax: +62 22 250 1768
Contact: Lanny T. Hardhy

Description: The centre works on municipal solid waste management issues as part of its Village Technology Development Program. It runs training courses and promotes composting and appropriate recycling practices. It evaluates and monitors composting programs all over Indonesia, working with NGOs under the aegis of UN Habitat, through the Metropolitan Environmental Improvement Program (MIEP). The center conducts seminars and produces reports and pamphlets, mainly in Indonesian, an in English for international dissemination.
Website: -
Consulting/support services: Provides advice on urban solid waste management and community development projects, and conducts workshops on experimental technology.
Fees: usually negotiated.


Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID, Malaysia)
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment,
Jalan Sultan Salahuddin
50620 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: + 603 2697 2401
Fax: + 603 2697 2411
Contact: Datuk Ir. Hj. Keizrul Abdullah

Description: Provides flood mitigation works in rural areas and carry out similar works in urban areas on behalf of the local authorities.
Consulting/support services: Provides technical support to government agencies including local government.
Fees: None or at very low cost


United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
UN Building
Rajadamnern Nok Ave,
Bangkok 10200
Tel: +66 2 288 1234
Fax: +66 2 288 1000
Contact: Chief
Environment and Sustainable Development

Description: ESCAP, a UN agency, engages in environmental control/conservation, urban environmental management, and environmental management. It works closely with government agencies dealing with environment and waste management services, and provides funding and expertise for related activities. Provides reports, proceedings, environmental guidelines and standards, and materials for skill development and education, which are made available in many languages.
Consulting/support services: Provides funds and technical support services to member nations. Maintains library facilities
Fees: Free but with some postage charges.


Environmental Impact Management Agency (BAPEDAL, Indonesia)
11th Floor, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman #2
Tel: +62 21 570 3419
Fax: +62 21 583 918
Email: -
Contact: Ms. Masnellyerti Hilman, Director
Hazardous Waste Management

Description: The agency develops policies, formulates and reviews regulations and laws. It also disseminates information on environmental conservation, pollution control, issues on waste management, mainly in Indonesian with some editions in other languages.
Website: -
Consulting/support services: Provides technical support services to government agencies, businesses and the communities.
Fees: Materials are distributed free or at low cost.

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