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Waste pickers at Kpone Landfill in Accra, Ghana remove almost 800 tonnes of recyclable material from the landfill annually. Image: Dean Saffron for WIEGO

Kristin Hughes

Director, Global Plastic Action Partnership, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva


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Projected waste generation, by region (millions of tonnes/year)
Waste generation is expected to continue to grow. Image: World Bank


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