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Costa Rican waste generation to double by 2025

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Solid waste generation in Costa Rica is expected to double by 2025, according to a new World Bank report.

The country's 2,390,195 urban population is expected to rise to 3,973,000 by 2025, leading to a 50 percent increase in waste generated, to 7,151 tons per day, the "What a Waste: A Global Review of Solid Waste Management" report said.

Costa Rica is one of the wealthiest countries, with strong economic development and a high rate of urbanization in Central America. "As disposable incomes and living standards increase, consumption of goods and services correspondingly increases, as does the amount of waste generated," the report reads.

Source: Business News Americas