STAFF REPORT ISB: Lorenzo Santucci, Economic Affairs Officer, UN Escap, has said that improving waste management is an urgent agenda in a fast-growing middle-income country like Pakistan.

He said this while briefing participants of a recently held workshop titled Integrated Resource Recovery Centre.

The workshop was organised by UN-Habitat and UN-ESCAP in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change.The Pakistans first IRRC, located in sector G-15, is a pilot project of UN-ESCAP and UN-Habitat which enables the city to turn waste into resources through composing, recycling, and bio-digestion while also creating employment opportunities.

UN-ESCAP has been promoting the IRRC model across Asia- Pacific and it has proven an effective and affordable solution, especially in secondary cities and small towns.

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