Waste Management Outlook for West Asia 2019: Summary for Decision-Makers

United Nations Environment Programme (2019)

About 60.4 million tons of municipal solid waste was generated in West Asia in 2016, with the informal sector collecting an estimated 7.1 per cent of this and about 16.8 per cent remaining uncollected. The organic fraction in regional municipal solid waste averages more than 50 per cent, and it is likely that 85 per cent of this is food waste.