World Bank warns of rising problem of garbage treatment in cities

Children collecting floating waste for recycling, Manila Bay, Philippines

The amount of garbage generated by cities worldwide will outpace the rate of urbanization over the next 13 years, according to the World Bank.

In a new report released Wednesday, the bank says improving solid waste management is becoming an urgent global issue.

Some cities in developing countries already spend as much as 50 percent of their budget on it.

To learn more about this problem, Dianne Penn spoke to Dan Hoornweg, Lead Urban Specialist at the World Bank in Washington, DC, and co-author of the report.

Duration: 4’08″

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