CLEAN CITIES, BLUE OCEAN

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Each day, Peru generates more than 20,000 tons of waste—about 1.3 pounds of waste per capita. While these volumes are comparatively low, inadequate waste management and infrastructure have amplied the impacts of Peru’s waste, allowing it to leak into the environment and generate other human, economic, and climate impacts. With only 11 sanitary landfills throughout the country, inconsistent collection practices, and low recycling rates, urban, coastal, and in-land desert landscapes have become inundated with waste.

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Friday, November 19, 2021 - 4:15pm

Last updated: November 19, 2021