Environment and climate change statistics for Latin America and the Caribbean

FDES- Subcomponent 3.3: Generation and Management of Waste

This subcomponent includes statistics on the amount and characteristics of waste, defined as discarded material for which the owner or user has no further use, generated by human activities in the course of production and consumption processes. To reduce the amount of waste generated and increase the share of waste that is recycled and reused as material or energy source are central to sustainable consumption and production and natural resource management. The final disposal of waste in the environment, even if in a controlled manner, creates pollution and occupies considerable land areas

The topics included are:

  • Generation of waste
  • Management of waste

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