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Guidelines for national waste management strategies. Moving from challenges to opportunities

Guidelines for national waste management strategies. Moving from challenges to opportunities
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2013
  • Poor waste management can lead to some significant environmental and health hazards. For example, leachate from waste can contaminate soil and water, open burning of waste can cause air pollution, and a failure to use recycled materials from waste means an acceleration of the depletion of raw' materials. In June 2012 the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development adopted, as part of the main outcome document, "The Future we Want", a call for countries to develop and enforce comprehensive national and local waste management policies, strategies, laws, and regulations. These guidelines set a conceptual and methodological framework for national planning that countries may adapt to their particular circumstances.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Recycling, Sustainable development, Wastewater, Water treatment
  • Main target audience: Governments, National administrations, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Guidelines, Key messages, Methodology
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Published in 2015