Let’s Stop Throwing Away Our Chance to Create Millions of Jobs and End Waste Pollution

By John Ribeiro-Broomhead, Co-Author of the Study, Zero Waste and Economic Recovery: The Job-Creation Potential of Zero Waste Solutions

“As the COVID-19 pandemic rolls into 2021, governments around the world continue to try to get their economies back on track. Schools have closed, workers have been laid off, in-person gatherings have been curtailed, and all the while, people have continued to breathe air pollution from waste incinerators, greenhouse gases have continued to accumulate in the atmosphere, and millions of tons of solid waste have built up in landfills, open dumps, streets, and waterways worldwide. In short, the pandemic has only added to the daunting pile of challenges faced by societies across the planet.”