For this Smart City Series podcast, the Helpdesk will look into the Waste Management Sector in China, Indonesia and the Philippines. Known for its numerous cities with multi-million populations, these three countries are plagued by the waste these cities produce. In the case of Indonesia and the Philippines specifically, population growth and urbanization rates only threaten to worsen this problem in the next decade. China deals with its own set of problems, as alternatives to waste incineration could play a central role in pollution reduction. As all three countries have opened up this sector to FDI, European SMEs active in urban waste management should not forget to protect their IPR like patents or trade-secrets. And this is where we step in – make sure to follow check it out.