Waste Not, Want Not

A growing number of people need humanitarian assistance (UNOCHA, 2020), which is intended to save lives, alleviate suffering and restore human dignity during and after manmade crises and disasters caused by natural hazards (Good Humanitarian Donorship, n.d.). At the same time, solid waste management (SWM) is a rising development challenge that remains underfunded and insufficiently addressed in the global sustainability agenda. Humanitarian stakeholders are recognising the negative impacts of poorly managed packaging waste (PW) generated by humanitarian commodity supply chains, and specifically the problems associated with plastic. This research provides insights into how the humanitarian sector can provide sustainable relief and development, by answering the question:

The entirety of the publication regarding this research question can be found in the attachment below.

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