The 9th International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management towards Circular Economy, held on 27-30 November 2019, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India to promote the activities that are taking place worldwide in waste management and circular Economy. The Conference broght together representatives from governments, international organizations, academia, research institutions and industries to share knowledge and best practices on waste management and circular economy. The Conference organized by Kaliga Institute of Industrial Technology, and International Society of Waste Management, Air and Water and SACEP was one of the partner organizations represented by Director General Dr. Abas Basir.
A Roadmap for Sustainable Waste Management and Resource Circulation in South Asia, was launched at the Conference and discussed. The Roadmap adopted at the 15th SACEP Governing Council held on 6th November 2019. in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Conference also addressed the status of waste management in South Asia and different solutions were discussed.
The Icon Sustainable Waste Management for Circular Economy is a platform which recognizes excellent work of ULBs, villages and individuals every year. Mawlynnong village ( a village in the East Khasi Hills district of the Meghalaya state in North East India) received the 9th ICON Award for being clean, home composting and sustainable waste management.