What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050

Year of Publication

2018


What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 provides findings from aggregated global solid waste data at the national and urban levels. This data is available separately for download.

Source:

World Bank

Author(s):

Silpa Kaza

Lisa C. Yao, Perinaz Bhada-Tata, Frank Van Woerden

Geography:

Global

Type:

Primary Data

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows, Climate, Policy, Behavior Change

What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 provides findings from aggregated global solid waste data at the national and urban levels. This data is available separately for download. The book projects out waste generation to 2030 and 2050. Beyond the core data metrics from waste generation to disposal, the report provides information on waste management costs, revenues, and tariffs; special wastes; regulations; public communication; administrative and operational models; and the informal sector. The book contains sections focused on a global snapshot of waste management, regional snapshots along with sections focused on the economics and operations of waste management. The resource concludes with a series of case studies.

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