Solid Waste Management Badly Needed in Myanmar

Solid Waste Management Badly Needed in Myanmar

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by Marie Fjel I. Maranan
2006 | Policy Brief Series Vol. 2006 No. 1 | 2 pages
  • Print 1656-8818
  • e-ISSN 2599-3917

Asia’s urbanized areas produce about 760,000 tons of solid waste daily, and are expected to be more than double by year 2025. And that is not even the worse case scenario.

Yangon City, the capital of the Union of Myanmar, exemplifies an alarming neglect of this waste management issue. Currently, the City has a population of 5.5 million with an annual growth rate of about 2%. More people mean more waste. Rapid urbanization and population growth renderd the City's human health and envoronment vulnerable tot he effects of inefficiant waste management system.