Open burning of waste a major issue that needs urgent attention globally

May 16, 2021 | Close dumpsites, Collection and Transportation Technology, ISWA news, Landfill, Uncategorized, Waste info

The uncontrolled burning of waste takes place worldwide, particularly in countries where there are often either limitations in the effectiveness of the existing waste management systems or there are no systems present.

 

ISWA will be addressing this topic in partnership with in partnership with Engineering X, an international collaboration founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering and Lloyd’s Register Foundation, UNEP’s Climate and Clean Air Coalition, and Waste Aid as well as with other organisations, join us for a webinar in July and a COP26 proposal towards the end of the year!

The uncontrolled burning of waste takes place worldwide, particularly in countries where there are often either limitations in the effectiveness of the existing waste management systems or there are no systems present.

The recently completed Global Review on Safer End of Engineered Life identified open burning as a major issue that needs urgent attention globally.

The practice of waste burning can lead to a number of public and environmental health concerns. For example, there can often be direct health impacts for those undertaking burning in confined spaces (for example, in factories), and for waste workers who burn electronic waste to extract the metals.

ISWA will be addressing this topic in partnership with in partnership with Engineering X, an international collaboration founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering and Lloyd’s Register Foundation, UNEP’s Climate and Clean Air Coalition, and Waste Aid as well as with other organisations, join us for a webinar in July and a COP26 proposal towards the end of the year!

 

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