World’s city dwellers ‘face garbage crisis’

Posted on June 12, 2012 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News

World’s city dwellers ‘face garbage crisis’ – The West Australian.

 The world’s city dwellers are fast producing more and more trash in a “looming crisis” that will pose huge financial and environmental burdens, the World Bank is warning.

“The challenges surrounding municipal solid waste are going to be enormous, on a scale of, if not greater than, the challenges we are currently experiencing with climate change,”

The World Bank economists called for better waste management and recycling to combat greenhouse gas emissions, saying the old concept of “throwing away” trash no longer works.

“In solid waste management there is no ‘away,'” the authors said.