Waste from homes, markets, businesses and institutions is thrown on the streets, in drains, dumped next to communities or openly burned. Not only does this make our cities unsightly and unattractive to tourists and investors, but it leads to flooding, air and water pollution, diseases as well respiratory and other health problems.
UN-Habitat invites cities to join the Waste-Wise Cities Campaign. To join, cities are requested to confirm their commitment to follow the Key Principles, which assist them on their way to becoming a Waste-Wise City.
How can UN-Habitat assist you?
UN-Habitat will assist cities that join the Waste Wise Cities Campaign through: