Keywords: solid waste management, community-based composting, sustainability, replication, solid waste compost, Bangladesh, sustainable development
Sustainability and replication potential of community-based composting: a case study of Bangladesh
Composting is one of the potential waste reduction strategies of solid waste management. It represents waste not as a problem but as a potential resource in the sustainable development paradigm. A number of community-based composting projects are being piloted in the cities. Some projects are successful to produce lasting impacts; however, many projects could not support themselves or expand further. This paper is an attempt to study the state of sustainability and replication potential of four community-based composting projects in Bangladesh. Main findings of the projects show that to achieve sustainability and replication of the community-based composting projects, it needs an integrated approach of community, government and business.