Moving Towards Efficient Waste: Solid Waste Management in the Informal Settlements of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Photo: Brent Perdue   Latin America (and the Caribbean) is one of the most urbanized regions of the world. With 80 percent of residents living in urban areas, it is second only to North America.1 Urbanization agglomerates people, production and consumption, thereby creating large amounts of waste and resultant pressure on solid waste management services..  Inadequate or inequitably distributed public services compound solid waste management problems in formal and informal settlements alike. The Dominican Republic is a middle-income country and the largest economy in the Caribbean, as well as one of the fastest growing economies in the Americas .2 Santo...

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