Challenges and solutions for waste and plastics management

While waste volumes in emerging countries and global plastics production are bound to explode by 2050, there is an urgent need to stop waste from clogging the oceans and invent a new circular model for plastics.

Successful examples of putting together clean waste management infrastructure show that it is possible to treat waste for a limited cost, leveraging its important carbon reduction potential as well as the contribution from freeing valuable land in fast growing cities. Moreover, new digital solutions such as collaborative platforms are turning into powerful tools to create value through accelerating recycling, therefore reducing the volumes to be treated.

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