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Solid Waste Management

At the IDB we have a vision: a region with clean cities, capable of providing integrated services for solid waste management to the entire population, tailored to local realities, sustainable from the environmental and economic point of view, and socially inclusive.

To reach that vision, in 2009 the Water and Sanitation Initiative created a specialized group for solid waste management and has established a long-term program to support IDB activities in the sector.


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    Recycling Dreams

    In the Brazilian Coast of Sauipe, IDB Solidarity joins forces with Instituto Berimbau to turn the Verdecoop cooperative into a sustainable recycling businness for the local community.
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    How Can You Print a Building?

    Enrico Dini, inventor of 3-D printing, was one of the guest speakers at Demand #Solutions, an IDB sponsored event highlighting ideas for a better quality of life.
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    Tackling "Big Foot"

    How does the IDB help Guyana to tackle elephantiasis and other untreated water-related diseases
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