The Gender Gap in Domestic Recycling and Waste Management.
With the global population now surpassing the 8 billion mark, our planet faces an escalating challenge: waste management. With resource consumption on the rise, so too is global waste production. By the year 2050, projections suggest that global waste is expected to grow to 3.40 billion, more than four times the quantity generated in 2009. Meanwhile, the problem of e-waste (electronic waste) including anything with plugs, cords and electronic components - looms large. Estimates suggest an alarming 120 million tonnes of global e-waste per year by 2050 if current trends persist.
Women Breaking Barriers in Waste Management
A quiet but significant revolution is underway in the gritty world of skip hire and waste management, where heavy machinery and hard hats have long been synonymous with the male workforce. Women are securing roles traditionally dominated by men, reshaping the landscape of the waste management industry.