How do we measure waste in Informal settings?

by | Aug 5, 2021 | Resources

Enabling a just transition to inclusive zero waste improves environmental health and climate change mitigation outcomes, as well as the creation of jobs. Convincing governments and local authorities of these benefits requires sound evidence that demonstrates the value of a zero waste approach. Data that show evidence of reduced waste to landfill, or reduced greenhouse gas emissions, provides powerful tools to lobby for change. Many municipalities suffer from insufficient or unreliable data on waste. Often generating data is left to informal workers, activists, and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). This webinar shares methods, tools, and approaches to measuring waste, particularly in informal urban settings. Speakers address this drawing on examples from Sao Paulo (Brazil), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), and Pune (India).

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