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Municipal Solid Waste Management Services in Latin America

Municipal Solid Waste Management Services in Latin America

Lethbridge, Jane ORCID: 0000-0002-0094-9967 (2017) Municipal Solid Waste Management Services in Latin America. Technical Report. Public Services International (PSI), Ferney-Voltaire, France.

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Abstract

This report is the first of a series of reports which are part of a research project on global waste services which Public Services International (PSI) has commissioned to inform its work to improve working conditions in the waste sector. In Latin America the responsibility for the management of solid waste is primarily at municipal level. This constitutes an essential public service. Waste generation levels depend on economic activity, population size and level of development. With rapid urbanisation and globalisation the disposal of waste is a major challenge and a focus area facing municipal authorities. Solid waste management services play a key role in public health, environmental protection, and in securing safe public spaces and inclusive socio-economic development through the generation of decent work opportunities for all. Sustainable waste systems are also a promising path to generate renewable energies.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: waste management services, municipalities, public services, workers
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 14:00
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT a
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 6
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/19862

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