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Field Note: Plastic recycling plants tackling solid waste hazards in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Geographies Bangladesh

UNICEF Bangladesh

Updated 12 Apr 2024

This Field note is in disability accessible template. The document discusses the implementation of plastic recycling plants in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps in Bangladesh to manage plastic waste hazards. It highlights the establishment of Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) and Plastic Recycling Units (PRUs), which process large amounts of plastic waste monthly, transforming it into new WASH products. The paper emphasizes the importance of community involvement, behavior change campaigns, and government support for sustainability. It also suggests potential improvements, such as equipment modifications and private sector engagement, to upscale recycling efforts and reduce environmental impact.

UNICEF Bangladesh

Updated 12 Apr 2024
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