No WasteR Cities – Novel approaches for Waste management to reduce environmental impact of Cities

Project: Research-related funding

Project Details

Description

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) presents a significant global environmental pressure. It is more challenging in overpopulated cities in Mexico where landfill sites have reached their capacity and MSW is either burned or disposed of in uncontrolled dumping sites, threatening water, air and human health. This project aims to transform improper waste management to reduce environmental impact of developing cities and improve living conditions for their people. The No-WasteR (zero waste) cities project aims to frame a solution to MSW.
Pathway to the GCRF Call 2016-2017.

Layman's description

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) presents a significant global environmental pressure. It is more challenging in overpopulated cities in Mexico where landfill sites have reached their capacity and MSW is either burned or disposed of in uncontrolled dumping sites, threatening water, air and human health. This project aims to transform improper waste management to reduce environmental impact of developing cities and improve living conditions for their people. The No-WasteR (zero waste) cities project aims to frame a solution to MSW.

Key findings

In progress
Short title£17,500
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date6/03/1730/04/18

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

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