Waste Management becomes one of the major sectors of activity in Asia

Waste Management becomes one of the major sectors of activity in Asia

Wild Card's progress: advanced

This Wild Card came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Wild Card: 
Theme 6 - Environment (including Climate Change)

The sub-theme that best relates to this Wild Card: 
Conservation and sustainable management of natural and man-made resources and biodiversity

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2025

Wild Card's description 
The inadequate methods of collection and disposal of solid waste in most Asian cities are causing important environmental and social harms: spread of diseases, environmental pollution and ground and water pollution. The problem is accelerated with the Asian population increasing. For this, in order to tackle the problem, it is necessary to promote adequate waste collection and treatment systems. The need to implement these systems across Asia, in order to reduce the associated risks to a lack of adequate waste management strategies, may represent an opportunity for the waste managements industry and its associated services, which may then become an important driver for the Asian economy. What will make this Wild Card interesting? It would be surprising If the Wild Card is the result of a breakthrough, where would it come from? It will emerge from research which is already under way