About Premakumara Jagath Dickella Gamaralalage

Dr. Premakumara is a development planner, holds a PhD in Management Development from the Nihon Fukushi University, Japan in 2006. He has over 25 years’ experiences in working with academic, government, non-governmental organisations, bilateral and international development programmes. Currently, he works as a Senior Researcher/ Programme Manager of the IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) and assists developing countries and cities in improving waste management in more sustainable manner. His work focuses on developing integrated/holistic waste management strategies at national and local levels, application of participatory learning and action methods to promote 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycling) and circular economy/ resource efficiency societies, integration of informal sector and women participation in waste management, and linkages between waste and climate change as well as sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Sustainable Integrated Waste Management: Aiming at the Source Rather than the End

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To achieve sustainable integrated waste management, municipalities need to move away from end-of-pipe approaches. What is rather needed are softer approaches that set incentives for sustainable waste management at an early stage of waste handling.

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