5 Part Series
"A deep dive into solid waste and high-tech landfill management in South Korea"
The SWM in Korea Learning is designed to enable learners to gain an understanding of solid waste and landfill management in South Korea and to use South Korea’s experience as a case study for lessons and good practice on SWM and landfill management.
Through the learning series, you will learn about the evolution of waste management policies and strategies in Korea from open dumping to a holistic waste management system anchored in Korea’s green growth and circular economy development frameworks. The roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders in SWM and the financing structure for SWM will be discussed so that you can gain an understanding of the enabling framework for SWM.
Waste segregation and collection is often a major challenge for the World Bank’s client countries, and so the learning will highlight various measures put in place by the Korean government to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of waste segregation and collection.
The SUDUKWON landfill is featured in this series as a good practice example of a regional landfill that uses state-of-the-art technology to manage the landfill and convert wastes into energy. The learning series will enable participants to experience a virtual walkthrough of the SUDUKWON landfill and gain an appreciation of the daily operation and maintenance of the landfill through using wireless, RFID, and CCTV technologies. You will also be able to virtually tour and learn about the five waste to energy facilities on the SUDOKWON landfill.
The Learning's target audiences include policymakers, technical government staff working on waste management, energy, environment, and related issues, and the World Bank staff in Environment Natural Resources and Blue Economy (ENB), Energy, and Water Global Practices.