Waste Treatment


The Waste Treatment issue envisions a situation where nations and communities treat and eliminate the generation of harmful and persistent wastes by redesigning products & processes as well as by changing societal patterns. The society develops and shares best practices for minimalization of all kinds of waste, their recycling, reuse and their correct disposal, in order to protect environment while preserving natural resources. The Waste Treatment issue relates to several aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals 6, 11, 12, 14 and 15.

The GAPFRAME currently uses two indicators that serve as proxies for treatment of waste. These indicators are: recovered & recycled solid municipal waste (World Bank, 2012) which monitors amount of compost and recycled municipal solid waste as a percentage of the total amount of waste, and treatment of waste water (EPI, 2014) which is measured as a percentage of treated wastewater (coming from industrial or household sources) that is released back to the ecosystem.

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