Let's Talk Trash: Human Social Resource
This paper reviewed global waste management and trade partnership. Major highlights include population effect on waste generation and waste valuation effect on the global south. The global waste partnership proposed by this report has the potential to promote greenhouse gas reduction, create millions of green jobs internationally and offer economic benefits in billions of dollars. By reviewing the global waste trade partnership, we would be moving toward realizing the Sustainable Development Goals and tackling environmental justice. The report does not support a ban on waste export/import between the globe (North and South) but encouraged a paradigm shift about waste as merely a trash and environmental nuisance, towards an economic concept of resource, a non-renewable resource that can be recycled.
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