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Bhada-Tata, Perinaz

Urbanization and Resilience Management Unit, World Bank
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Solid waste management; solid waste; urbanization; urban environment; cities and climate change
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Urbanization and Resilience Management Unit, World Bank
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Last updated: January 31, 2023
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Perinaz Bhada-Tata is an independent consultant working on issues related to solid waste management, cities, and climate change.  She was previously a Junior Professional Associate in the Urban Development Unit at the World Bank.  Perinaz received her MS in Earth Resources Engineering and Master of International Affairs degree in Environmental Policy at Columbia University in New York.  At Columbia, conducted research on the feasibility of introducing waste-to-energy technology in Mumbai in order to combat the growing garbage problem and to provide a supplemental source of energy.  Perinaz has also worked at NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York and Dewey Ballantine.  She received her BA from Franklin & Marshall College.

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  • Publication
    What a Waste : A Global Review of Solid Waste Management
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2012-03) Hoornweg, Daniel; Bhada-Tata, Perinaz
    Solid waste management is the one thing just about every city government provides for its residents. While service levels, environmental impacts and costs vary dramatically, solid waste management is arguably the most important municipal service and serves as a prerequisite for other municipal action. As the world hurtles toward its urban future, the amount of municipal solid waste (MSW), one of the most important by-products of an urban lifestyle, is growing even faster than the rate of urbanization. Ten years ago there were 2.9 billion urban residents who generated about 0.64 kg of MSW per person per day (0.68 billion tonnes per year). This report estimates that today these amounts have increased to about 3 billion residents generating 1.2 kg per person per day (1.3 billion tonnes per year). By 2025 this will likely increase to 4.3 billion urban residents generating about 1.42 kg/capita/day of municipal solid waste (2.2 billion tonnes per year).
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    Decision Maker’s Guides for Solid Waste Management Technologies
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2018-09) Kaza, Silpa; Bhada-Tata, Perinaz
    The Decision Maker’s Guides for Solid Waste Management Technologies were created to help mayors and decision makers understand the various technologies and when they would be appropriate based on local circumstances. Mayors are often approached by different solid waste management technology vendors and these guides aim to provide objective guidance and critical considerations. They offer insights into implementing environmentally sound treatment and disposal solutions. The guides include: (i) A basic description of what each technology is and how it works; (ii) Key considerations when thinking about pursuing a specific technology; (iii) Financial implications and suggestions for reducing and recovering costs; (iv) Examples of where the technology has succeeded and failed; and (v) Questions to ask the solid waste vendor to assess appropriateness of the technology and vendor for the local context.
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    What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2018-09-20) Kaza, Silpa; Yao, Lisa C.; Bhada-Tata, Perinaz; Van Woerden, Frank; Ionkova, Kremena; Morton, John; Poveda, Renan Alberto; Sarraf, Maria; Malkawi, Fuad; Harinath, A.S.; Banna, Farouk; An, Gyongshim; Imoto, Haruka; Levine, Daniel
    By 2050, the world is expected to generate 3.40 billion tons of waste annually, increasing drastically from today’s 2.01 billion tons. What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 aggregates extensive solid waste data at the national and urban levels. It estimates and projects waste generation to 2030 and 2050. Beyond the core data metrics from waste generation to disposal, the report provides information on waste management costs, revenues, and tariffs; special wastes; regulations; public communication; administrative and operational models; and the informal sector.