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From Waste to Commodity: Delivering on the EU's Vision of a Circular Plastics Economy

September 14, 2022

This report identifies an apparent mismatch between the European Union's circularity goals and the existing reality of low recycling rates for plastic, which shows approximately half of plastic waste is not sorted for recycling.Most of the plastic waste collected and sorted is still incinerated, landfilled, or shipped elsewhere. Only 11 per cent of all post-consumer plastic waste in the EU is recycled into new products. For the EU to achieve its targets, it is necessary to solve critical value chain challenges.Establishing systems that enable collecting, sorting, and recycling multiple types of plastic is essential to meeting EU targets. Extensive additional capacity is required to increase the volume and improve the quality of recycled plastic. Upgrading the end-to-end system will cost EUR 20 billion in new infrastructure.

Har Ghar Jal by 2030: Current Status & Next Steps

June 1, 2017

This report was prepared by Safe Water Network India and KMPG in consultation with and under the guidance of the Government of India's Ministry of Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation. This report is a critical step in designing policy intervention of the National Rural Drinking Water Program as the country focuses on reaching safe drinking water for all by 2030.

Survey of the Cumulative Impact of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: Implementers' Efforts to Address Global Water and Sanitation Crises

March 1, 2015

In 2014, World Vision engaged KPMG to implement a survey among NGOs involved with WASH activity and interview key practitioners in the sector. This report is a result of that work and provides a snapshot of current activity in the sector. It is intended to serve the WASH community as they consider sustainable development goals post-2015.

Bridging the Gender Gap: Tackling Women's Inequality

October 11, 2012

Launched at the Plan International Because I am a Girl campaign launch event in New York City held on October 11, 2012 (the inaugural UN International Day of the Girl Child), this publication explores the issue of gender equality - something that remains elusive in many parts of the world, but is vital for economic growth and development of society.

Potable Water: Water-Stressed Countries? Struggle for Economic Development

May 1, 2012

Access to safe and potable water is fundamental to sustaining health and achieving economic development. With rapid population growth, border disputes, inadequate management of water resources, and the effects of climate change, water scarcity has emerged as a key issue. This can in turn lead to food vulnerabilities as well as conflicts over resources. Political will, public and private investment, international cooperation and more effective and efficient systems of water management can help combat this issue. Various international organizations such as the World Bank and the United Nations have introduced programs to support the governments of developing and emerging nations to address water scarcity, but more needs to be done.