"We will LITTERally be living in waste if nothing is done. What can we do?"
What a Waste 2.0 stresses that solid waste management is critical for sustainable, healthy, and inclusive cities and communities, yet it is often overlooked, particularly in low-income countries.
This Infographic highlights that while more than one-third of waste in high-income countries is recovered through recycling and composting, only 4 percent of waste in low-income countries is recycled.
Without urgent action, global waste will increase by 70 percent on current levels by 2050, according to the World Bank’s What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 report. Read full report here.