Solid Waste Management in the Pacific: The Marshall Islands Country Snapshot
Woodruff, Allison | June 2014
This flyer outlines the status of solid waste management in the Marshall Islands and recommends key points for action to address challenges facing the country related to solid waste management. The Marshall Islands consists of fi ve single islands, 29 atolls, and many other smaller islets. Around 74% of its population resides in the country’s two major urban centers, Majuro and Kwjalein (Ebeye). Majuro, which is the focus on this assessment, is the country’s political and economic center. Majuro atoll is highly urbanized with a population of 27,979 living in an area of just 9.71 square kilometers. In 2012, per capita GDP of the Marshall Islands was estimated at $3,284.
CitationWoodruff, Allison. 2014. Solid Waste Management in the Pacific: The Marshall Islands Country Snapshot. © Asian Development Bank. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/400. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.
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