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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Projected trends in regional municipal waste generation
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Municipal waste is everything collected and treated by municipalities. Only part of it is comes from households, the rest is generated by small businesses, commercial and other municipal activities. So it is produced from both consumption and production processes. Like all waste, municipal waste is on the rise and it is growing faster than the population, a natural result of our increasing consumption rate and the shortening of product life-spans.