"All of life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied to a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly ." Martin Luther King Jr -Reduce your waste, reduce your ...
The report sets out several policy recommendations including:
Public education to inform people about their options to reduce waste generation and increase recycling and composting
Pricing mechanisms (such as product charges) to stimulate consumer behaviour to reduce waste generation and increase recycling
User charges tied to the quantity of waste disposed of, with (for example) consumers separating recyclables paying a lower fee for waste disposa
Preferential procurement policies and pricing to stimulate demand for products made with recycled post-consumer waste
Dan Hoornweg, lead urban specialist in the finance, economics, and urban development department of the World Bank and co-author of the report said that while the report’s findings were not surprising it reinforced a “relatively silent problem that is growing daily”