The Challenge: waste increase in urbanizing regions
Our rapid urbanization is claiming more and more land, putting added pressure on food systems and natural resources. Today, almost 60% of the world’s population lives in urban areas; a share expected to continue growing until 2050 when 68% of the global population is projected to live in cities.
The overall population increase and the growing number of people moving to urban areas will add 2.5 billion inhabitants to the world’s urban population by 2050, with almost 90% of this growth happening in Asia and Africa. Nigeria alone is projected to add 189 million urban dwellers.