Plastic-free Lifestyle

Green cities
The video from the Waste to Value project in Lao PDR aims to increase public awareness of sustainable consumption habits in Hotel, Restaurant and Catering businesses. In particular, it presents the wide range of environmentally friendly options for cafés that contribute to waste reduction and a positive impact on the environment, inspiring a wider movement towards sustainable living and to gain insights into the Waste to Value project. 

The Waste to Value project is part of Swisscontact's Development Programme, which is co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), and other donors.

Green cities
Waste to Value
Swisscontact's Waste to Value project strengthens the environmental performance in service sector SMEs (hotels, restaurants, cafés and mini-marts) by improving their waste management practices and access to green products. The project further strengthens business operations and improves workplace safety for informal waste pickers increasing their income and quality of livelihood. This is complemented with awareness raising among service sector SMEs and the wider population along with encouraging public-private consultation meetings in the Lao PDR in line with national and municipal government strategies.