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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
The richer we get, the more we discard - human consumption, waste and living standards
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
According to various scenarios, the economic development (presented in this graphic as Gross Domestic Product, GDP) will most likely continue for the next decades – but at a slower pace for those countries that can afford advanced waste management strategies. As 1.3 billion Chinese thunder into the great pleasures of consumption, municipal waste is certainly a major environmental concern.