Interactive 'Waste Atlas' maps out worldwide waste
- A collaborative effort among various organizations, institutions and associations led to the creation of the Waste Atlas, an interactive waste management map and the first annual report.
- The map features city and country profiles and data for over 1,800 facilities around the world, allowing users to gain insight into developing nations while providing a complete overview of waste throughout the world.
- The partnership was made possible by scientific crowdsourcing through a global network, and was formed to give anyone access to global waste management data; 59,000 files and documents were used to create the map, produced by a panel of experts.
The Waste Atlas partnership was made through a partnership with D-Waste consultants, the University of Leeds, the international Solid Waste Association, GIZ/SWEEP-Net, THe Waste to Energy Research Council and the Solid Waste Network of Asian and Pacific Islands.
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