Waste Wise Cities Newsletter, October 2020

August 17, 2021

UN-Habitat launched “Waste Wise Cities”, to address the increasing global waste management crisis. Waste from homes, markets, businesses and institutions is thrown on the streets, in drains, dumped next to communities or openly burnt. Not only does this make our cities unsightly and unattractive to tourists and investors, it leads to flooding, air and water pollution, diseases as well as respiratory and other health problems. The urban poor are the most affected. Waste management operations account for a significant proportion of city budgets, but financing for waste management remains inadequate.

The 7th issue of the Waste Wise Cities newsletter offers an overview of the work being done by the Campaign on several fronts. That includes pieces on the SDGs linked to 11.6.1; the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste; Waste Wise Cities updates and more.

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