Greenhouse gasses from waste are one of the key contributors to climate change. In 2016, 5% of global emissions were generated from solid waste management, excluding transportation. Left unmanaged, dumped or burned, waste harms human health, hurts the environment and climate, and hinders economic growth in poor and rich countries alike.
Solid waste management is a universal issue that matters to every single person in the world. And with over 90% of waste openly dumped or burned in low-income countries, it is the poor and most vulnerable who are disproportionately affected.
Improving waste management will help cities and nations become more resilient to the extreme climate occurrences that cause flooding, damage infrastructure, and displace communities and their livelihoods.
This pavilion with reusable materials (metal mesh, cardboard and paper litter, and vegetation) seeks to exhibit this circumstance.