Could Asia’s alarming acceleration of garbage accumulation become a sustainability success story?


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By Asia's Developing Future and Asian Development Bank Institute. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
From disposable masks, to plastic partitions, to one-time use food delivery containers, COVID-19 era consumption habits are adding to the build-up of solid waste across Asia and the Pacific—a region that already was experiencing rapid trash accumulation driven by increasing prosperity and urbanization. In this podcast, ADBI’s senior capacity building and training specialist, Linda Arthur, and research associate, Derek Hondo, describe keys to addressing solid waste management gaps in fast-growing cities in Asia and the Pacific and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals, against the backdrop of new pandemic-related pressures. The discussion stems from their new policy brief, Solid Waste Management in Developing Asia: Prioritizing Waste Separation. Read the transcript Related link Solid Waste Management in Developing Asia: Prioritizing Waste Separation

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