Waste Management Outlook for the Middle East
Waste management has become a major environmental challenge across the Middle East due to high waste generation rate, lack of disposal sites, and absence of a sustainable waste management strategy. The annual solid waste generation in the Middle East has exceeded 150 million tons with countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Bahrain featuring among the world’s top ten per capita waste generators. Lack of legal and institutional frameworks has been a major stumbling block in the progress of waste management sector. In recent years, waste management sector has made steady progress in the region; however, concerted efforts are needed to make it at par with the developed countries.
KeywordsWaste management Middle East Waste Recycling Landfills
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