What a Waste: An Updated Look into the Future of Solid Waste Management

“Waste not, want not.” This old saying rings so true today, as global leaders and local communities alike increasingly call for a fix for the so-called “throwaway culture.” But beyond individuals and households, waste also represents a broader challenge that affects human health and livelihoods, the environment, and prosperity.

Solid waste management is a universal issue that matters to every single person in the world. And with over 90% of waste openly dumped or burned in low-income countries, it is the poor and most vulnerable who are disproportionately affected.

In recent years, landslides of waste dumps have buried homes and people under piles of waste. And it is the poorest who often live near waste dumps and power their city’s recycling system through waste picking, leaving them susceptible to serious health repercussions.

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eC2: Solid Waste Management Technical Assistance for Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening

Deadline: 27-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective is to enhance the capacity of key sector stakeholders BiH in SWM, throughsolid waste the following activities: (i) Develop and deliver a comprehensive capacity building program that targets the entire vertical chain of stakeholders; (ii) provide technical assistance to FMET in the Federation, MPPCE in RS, Brcko District, MOFTER at the BiH level; (iii) organize study tours to well operated landfills, waste collection companies, MRF in the EU and BiH; (iv) facilitate FIDIC trainings at a specialized training facility.
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Solid Waste Management

Around the world, waste generation rates are rising.

In 2012, the worlds’ cities Bangladesh-Dominic-Chavez-WB-780x439generated  1.3 billion tonnes of solid waste per year, amounting to a footprint of 1.2 kilograms per person per day. With rapid population growth and urbanization, municipal waste generation is expected to rise to 2.2 billion tonnes by 2025.

eConsultant2: Design of RBF Mechanism for Solid Waste Management in Mauritania and Senegal

Deadline: September 29.

The objective of this activity financed by solid wasteGPOBA and implemented by the World Bank Urban team is to design results-based financing (RBF) or output-based aid (OBA) mechanisms, provide related policy, investment and institutional enhancement recommendations that are necessary to improve the performance of solid waste management in each cities. A particular focus of this activity will be to identify solutions approaches that improve access to sound solid waste services to poor households. The countries where the work is planned are Mauritania and Senegal. Continue reading