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:Technical Assistance to Kuwait Municipality on Waste Management Planning – Situational Analysis and Options for Service Improvement

Deadline: 02-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solid waste

Assignment Description: 

The World Bank is seeking the services of qualified firm in to carry out an analysis for Kuwait Municipality Solid Waste Management sector. The main objective of this assignment is to collect up to date information on the services provided, and identify viable options for expansion and improvement of services.

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Investing in waste management to create job opportunities for Malawi’s Youth

mw-investing-in-waste-management-to-create-job-opportunities-for-malawis-youth-780x439Malawi, a small country in Africa, has a population of over 18 million. According to World Bank estimates, Malawi had 52.2% of the total population between 15 and 64 years as of the beginning of 2017. However, Malawi has a high level of unemployment among the productive population which is largely composed of young people.

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