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

  • Topics
    Solid Waste Management
  • Published On

    September 20, 2018

  • Author(s)

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

By 2050, the world is expected to generate 3.40 billion tons of waste annually, increasing drastically from today’s 2.01 billion tons. What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 aggregates extensive solid waste data at the national and urban levels. It estimates and projects 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.
 
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