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New Sanitary landfill for Belize: Construction works started

In May 2012, the Solid Waste Management Project achieved a key milestone, construction works started at the Mile 24 site where a new sanitary landfill is to be constructed. The new landfill is to become operational by the end of 2012.

May 28, 2012.

The IDB becomes a strategic partner of IPLA

The Inter-American Development Bank signed an agreement to join the International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services of Local Authorities (IPLA).

Dec 19, 2011.

Regional Initiative for the Inclusion of Recyclers

Thanks to mediation by the IDB and the AVINA Foundation, the Regional Initiative for the Economic and Social Inclusion of Recyclers was launched at the VIII Inter-American Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility.

Dec 7, 2011.

IDB and FEMSA Foundation give recognition to La Pintana

The IDB and the FEMSA Foundation awarded the Water and Sanitation Prize for Latin America and the Caribbean in the category of Solid Waste Management to the La Pintana Municipality of Santiago, Chile, for its strategy of source separation, selective collection, and treatment.

Dec 7, 2011.

Bringing informal recyclers into the formal system

The Water and Sanitation Initiative supports successful attempts to bring informal recyclers into the formal waste management system.

Aug 2, 2011.


The Solid Waste Management Group of the Water and Sanitation Initiative is conducting various cooperation activities with internationally recognized institutions.

Feb 18, 2011.

Municipal Cooperation to Improve Solid Waste Collection

Thanks to the intervention of the IADB, the municipal governments of Barcelona and Rosario sign an agreement to cooperate in the use of containers for the collection of domiciliary solid waste.

Feb 15, 2011.


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