Waste Management is today viewed more as Misplaced Resource Management. EMC puts this philosophy into practice by promotion of 3Rs and strategy of Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM). Over the years, EMC has completed several key assignments in the waste management sector that include preparation of ISWM Action Plan for Pune; preparation of Chapter on Waste Management & Recycling in the Green Economy report of United Nations Environment Program, Preparation of White Papers and Background Papers on Waste Management for UNCRD and UN DESA as well as 3R Forum of Asia. EMC played an important catalytic role to UNCRD on the genesis and formulation of International Partnership on Local Authorities (IPLA). EMC has developed several tools on waste management e.g. WastePlan - a MS Excel based simulation model for city level waste management.