United Nations
Environment Programme

A story on Waste

A Waste Story Map is avaible at UNEP Live. Waste: A Resource for Sustainable Development The waste sector is a top priority for national and local actions due to its sustainable development potential. Waste mis-management is not only an...

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WASTE: The Cost of Inaction

It is 5-10 times cheaper to manage waste now in an environmentally sound manner, than to clean up in future years Public health impacts of uncollected waste • Gastrointestinal and respiratory infections, particularly in children • Blocked drains...

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An Essential Utility Service for All

Solid Waste Management An Essential Utility Service for All   Still Today... 2 billion people without access to solid waste collection 3 billion people lack access to controlled waste disposal facilities   Today is the time to Act   Public Health...

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Social Benefits

Social Benefits - Sound Waste Management Health 15-20 million people working in the ‘informal’ waste sector worldwide, could benefit from access to healthier facilities and services Hunger Prevention of the 1.3 billion tonnes of food waste generated...

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A Resource for Sustainable Development

Waste - A resource for sustainable development Integrated waste management has the potential to link the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development  

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City Population

Food Waste infographic