Home to roughly 1.8 billion people, South Asia generates approximately 334 million tonnes of waste per year of which 174 million tonnes (57%) is organic in content. In addition to the increase in municipal solid waste, managing complex and emerging waste streams, including e-waste, food waste, construction and demolition waste, disaster waste...
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- Topic: (-) Sustainable Consumption and Production
- Region/Country: (-) Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
- Region/Country: (-) Maldives
- Region/Country: (-) Saudi Arabia
This presentation was delivered as a part of the training workshop on Saafraaj which was organized with aimed at developing capacity of Island Council members of Zone 6, Maldives, towards implementation of the regional waste management strategy.
Maldives has had to face a growing challenge in managing its solid waste and associated environmental, economic and social issues. This situation is even worse in small islands due to the size of the island communities, insufficient infrastructure and waste transportation difficulties, absence of sufficient budget and appropriate cost recovery...