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Humanity generates between 2.1 billion and 2.3 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste a year

When improperly managed, much of that refuse – from food and plastics to electronics and textiles – emits greenhouse gases or poisonous chemicals. This damages ecosystems, inflicts disease and threatens economic prosperity, disproportionately harming women and youth.

The International Day of Zero Waste highlights the importance of proper waste management. It also focuses on ways to rein in the conspicuous consumption that is feeding the waste crisis. From food to plastics 🥤 to electronics 📱 –waste pollution is drowning our planet.The consequences are severe, endangering ecosystems, contaminating water sources, and threatening human well being.

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