What A Waste 2.0 : A Global Snapshot on Solid Waste Management to 2050

Editors: Lange, Glenn-Marie, Wodon, Quentin and Carey, Kevin
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: World Bank

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-4648-1329-0
Category: Social Sciences - Contemporary Issues & Controversies
Image Count: 94
Book Status: Available
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By 2050, the world is expected to generate 3.40 billion tonnes of waste annually, increasing drastically from today's 2.01 billion tonnes. What a Waste presents national and urban waste management data from around the world and highlights the need for urgent action. The publication provides a snapshot on how waste generation and management varies across income levels and regions, and shares good practices globally.

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • 1 Introduction
  • A Note on Data
  • References
  • 2 At a Glance: A Global Picture of Solid Waste Management
  • Key Insights
  • Waste Generation
  • Projected Waste Generation
  • Waste Composition
  • Waste Collection
  • Waste Disposal
  • Special Wastes
  • References
  • 3 Regional Snapshots
  • East Asia and Pacific
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • North America
  • South Asia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • References
  • Additional Resources
  • 4 Waste Administration and Operations
  • Key Insights
  • Solid Waste Regulations
  • Solid Waste Planning
  • Institutions and Coordination
  • Waste Management Operations
  • References
  • 5 Financing and Cost Recovery for Waste Management Systems
  • Key Insights
  • Waste Management Budgets
  • Waste Management Costs
  • Waste Management Financing
  • References
  • 6 Waste and Society
  • Key Insights
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Technology Trends
  • Citizen Engagement
  • Social Impacts of Waste Management and the Informal Sector
  • References
  • Additional Resources
  • 7 Case Studies
  • 1. A Path to Zero Waste in San Francisco, United States
  • 2. Achieving Financial Sustainability in Argentina and Colombia
  • 3. Automated Waste Collection in Israel
  • 4. Cooperation between National and Local Governments for Municipal Waste Management in Japan
  • 5. Central Reforms to Stabilize the Waste Sector and Engage the Private Sector in Senegal
  • 6. Decentralized Organic Waste Management by Households in Burkina Faso
  • 7. Eco-Lef: A Successful Plastic Recycling System in Tunisia
  • 8. Extended Producer Responsibility Schemes in Europe
  • 9. Financially Resilient Deposit Refund System: The Case of the Bottle Recycling Program in Palau
  • 10. Improving Waste Collection by Partnering with the Informal Sector in Pune, India
  • 11. Improving Waste Management through Citizen Communication in Toronto, Canada
  • 12. Managing Disaster Waste
  • 13. Minimizing Food Loss and Waste in Mexico
  • 14. Sustainable Source Separation in Panaji, India
  • 15. Musical Garbage Trucks in Taiwan, China
  • 16. The Global Tragedy of Marine Litter
  • 17. Using Information Management to Reduce Waste in Korea
  • References
  • Additional Resources
  • Appendix A Waste Generation (tonnes per year) and Projections by Country or Economy
  • Appendix B Waste Treatment and Disposal by Country or Economy