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Humanitarian assistance helps regions struck by hardships. The United States Agency for International Development supplies humanitarian assistance to devastated people after a disaster strikes. When humanitarian assistance is supplied, it is delivered in multi-layered, durable packaging. Excess packaging waste, in the form of plastic, cardboard, and metal, has devastating impacts on the local environment when not properly processed. This project provided USAID with assessment tools necessary for evaluating waste management systems and their application to rapid onset disasters. The generation of such tools required analysis of waste management solutions employed in a variety of fields to optimize them for use during a rapid onset disaster. These assessment tools were provided to the USAID Supply Chain Management Division to provide an outline for implementing effective solid waste management methods in the aftermath of a disaster.

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  • 03/09/2021
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  • 5051
  • E-project-121120-155152
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  • 2020
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UN Sustainable Development Goals
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  • 2020-12-11
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