The world will produce 3.40 billion tonnes of waste by 2050 – a 70% increase from 2.01 billion tonnes of global annual waste produced in 2016, according to World Bank’s recent study, What A Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Waste Management to 2050.
Only 1 out of 5 people has access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Out of nearly 1 billion people who do not have electricity worldwide, 50 percent are residing in Sub-Saharan African countries.
Lack of access to reliable electricity has been a widespread challenge in the African continent for decades, negatively affecting quality of life, economic growth and market competitiveness.
Across the world, waste management has become one of the most critical environmental issues that needs to be addressed. From plastic pollution in oceans and on land and over-consumption due to the growth of the middle class across emerging markets to the current patterns across the developed world and rapid increase of waste generation, these factors have spawned an array of environmental issues, where not a single one overrides the other.
One of Visionscape Group’s core actions in 2019 is to amplify its efforts in addressing plastic waste in Europe and in emerging African markets, with an eye towards expanding the reach of its waste management solutions in Asia, the Middle East, and across the globe.
In 2019, Visionscape plans to increase and strengthen partnerships with governments and businesses, and support them in implementing policies on plastic waste management, allowing them to reach their immediate and long-term sustainability goals.