‘Curb the Throw-Away Culture’ – World Habitat Day

According to UN-Habitat, 99 per cent of the items we purchase are thrown away within six months.


Human Wrongs Watch

Marking World Habitat Day on 1 October 2018, UN-Habitat– the agency mandated with promoting sustainable cities – has called for greater imagination and innovation in tackling the world’s waste management challenges, in particular at the municipal level.

Courtesy of James Waikibia | Huge amounts of waste including plastics are thrown from in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi into the Nairobi river.

“World Habitat Day provides us a unique opportunity to focus international attention on key issues surrounding sustainable urbanization, human settlements and improving urban living conditions,” said Maimunah Mohd Sharif, UN-Habitat’s Executive Director, during an event marking the day in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

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2 thoughts on “‘Curb the Throw-Away Culture’ – World Habitat Day

  1. Great article theresay520. I love sorting waste – I’m not sure why. I sometimes volunteer to sort waste for our Womad festivals. I sometimes wonder if I’m genetically programmed to love sorting waste.


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