Organic waste and WAB are lower priorities for capacity building in Honduras, but the potential to use these waste streams productively – given that Honduras is an agricultural country – is significant. Regarding WAB, regulations on some activities, in particular its use as an energy resource, exist. However, technical knowledge in this area is limited, and the financial resources to procure technology are not available. In addition, societal awareness on the productive use of WAB is low and could be strengthened.
Regarding organic waste, no specific regulations and policies exist other than the general policies on solid waste management. Although a level of technical knowledge exists on organic waste treatment, organic waste in urban areas is not segregated from other household waste and is mostly sent to disposal sites. Isolated activities on organic waste management are carried out by external donors and non-governmental organizations, but in general, organic waste is not used as a resource. The use of organic waste as a resource is nevertheless seen as a potential for the further development of the country, including the achievement of self-sustainability in managing organic waste.