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 aggravate floods and spread infectious disease

Environmental impacts of open dumping and burning

  • Severe land pollution, freshwater, groundwater and sea pollution
  • Local air pollution and climate change

Economic Impacts of uncollected waste

  • Lost Productivity and unemployment aggravation
  • Damage to businesses and Tourism sector