Can we win the war on waste? We’re continuing to generate more and more around the globe thanks, in part, to growing populations and economies. In fact, global waste is predicted to grow by 70% as soon as 2050 – unless we act, urgently. Climate change, loss of wildlife, and poor health are just some of the consequences this can bring. As a result, many countries are implementing initiatives that will minimise their waste, and maximise its recovery. But which countries are doing this well, and what can we learn from them? Let’s take a look at how countries are faring in the fight against waste.
We all know the importance of recoverable materials, from eco-friendly packaging to green energy, but that’s only half of it. We explored the municipal waste of 29 countries over five years to find out how they handle their waste, and whether they’ve been able to reduce it year-on-year.