World Bank report urges city authorities to reduce, reuse, recycle or recover energy from growing volume of urban waste
A fisherman near a rubbish dump on the Sidon seafront in south Lebanon. Photograph: Ali Hashisho/Reuters
The amount of rubbish generated by city dwellers is set to rise steeply in the next two decades, with much of the increase coming in fast-growing cities in developing countries, according to a World Bank report published on Wednesday.
The report, What a Waste: a global review of solid waste management, for the first time provides data on municipal solid waste generation, collection, composition and disposal by country and by region. Read more
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