Close the Dumpsites: Fighting a Global Health Emergency
At the 2016 International Solid Waste Association’s (ISWA) World Congress in Novi Sad, Serbia, ISWA announced the publication of its latest report, A Roadmap for the Closure of Waste Dumpsites. The goal of this roadmap is to help shape a fundamental part of ISWA’s agenda over the coming years as ISWA plans to invest significant energy into helping close some of the most dangerous waste facilities on the planet.
Achieving this goal will immediately improve the lives of 65 million people, and will help lift 10,000 children from squalid dumpsites into school. Financing alternatives to dumpsites will substantially reduce climate change emissions, stem the tide of plastic that is destroying our oceans and improve the health and well-being of everyone on the planet.
Now is the time to work together, to protect people’s livelihoods and the environment they depend upon.