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Zero Waste Cities - Are they possible?

GLOBE-Net, June 26, 2012 - Twenty years ago Maurice Strong, the secretary-general of the United Nations' first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, declared that if our planet was to remain a hospitable and sustainable home for humans, the battle would be won or lost in major urban areas.

Strong's message is even more important today, with more people now living in cities than in rural areas for the first time in history.

Among the many consequences of this human migration is the issue of waste, an issue that affects city dwellers not only from environmental and social points of view, but also in terms of economic impacts - from the rising financial costs of waste management through to the impact of waste on human health.

Added by View user profileFrank Came on July 1, 2012