Solid Waste Management KSB


The Solid Waste Management Knowledge Silo Breaker (KSB) is a community of practice aiming to achieve knowledge sharing between community members of all affiliations. Through document sharing, discussions, and events, we hope to create awareness of solid waste issues and innovations across the globe.

Our objectives are: share experiences and resources to learn from waste projects across the World Bank Group; further technical knowledge; strengthen projects by including the environmental, social, urban, gender sustainable financing, and climate perspectives and expertise when relevant; and learn about latest innovations globally.

If you want to join us, please send an email to our community manager (


Global Platform for Sustainable Cities - Solid Waste Management


WHAT A WASTE 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management

Without urgent action, global waste will increase by 70 percent on current levels by 2050. Driven by rapid urbanization and growing populations, global annual waste generation is expected to jump to 3.4 billion tonnes over the next 30 years up from 2.01 billion tonnes in 2016.

Since 2000, the World Bank has committed over $4.7 billion to more than 340 solid waste management programs in countries across the globe.

Funded by the government of Japan through the World Bank’s Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC). "What a Waste 2.0" report stresses that solid waste management is critical for sustainable, healthy, and inclusive cities and communities, yet it is often overlooked, particularly in low-income countries.  While more than one-third of waste in high-income countries is recovered through recycling and composting, only 4 percent of waste in low-income countries is recycled.

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