The theme of World Habitat Day 2018 was Municipal Solid Waste Management held in Nairobi, Kenya on 1 October 2018. The theme was chosen as the amount of waste produced by individuals is growing daily leading to health problems and pollution and costing local authorities dearly.
A change in public attitudes to minimize waste and stop littering, the regularization of informal waste pickers, increased recycling, upcycling and reusing, sufficient funding and solid waste planning including adequate landfill sites, can help cities to improve the current state of solid waste management and save money to become ‘Waste-Wise Cities’.
World Habitat Day 2018 was marked by events in nearly 80 cities around the world.
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