About the Hub
The solid waste and circular economy Hub is a conglomerate of open data, which provides evidence of the evolution of the sector, its link with the Sustainable Development Goals, mitigation and adaptation to climate change. It seeks to support countries in their digital transformation for the design and implementation of effective public policies and innovative management models in the information age. At the same time, it becomes a regional meeting point to improve statistics on waste and circular economy.
The available data is generated from consultation on the websites of national statistical offices and sectoral institutions, as well as from information provided and validated jointly with the sectoral authorities of the participating countries, guaranteeing the integrity and traceability of the statistics.
To provide reliable, comparable, timely and consistent information to the different sectoral stakeholders, in order to provide information on the status of solid waste management and circular economy in Latin America and the Caribbean, to encourage and promote coordination among sectoral entities and to promote the harmonization of information through international standards in the countries of the region.
To be the reference point for information and data, and the generation of knowledge on the solid waste sector and circular economy in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- To show the evolution of the sector, its linkage with the Sustainable Development Goals and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
- Supporting countries in their digital transformation for the design and implementation of effective public policies and innovative management models in the information age.
- To be a regional meeting point to improve waste and circular economy statistics.
The Hub is initially administered by the IDB, financed with Non-Reimbursable Technical Cooperation (TC) resources. Once the Hub is consolidated, regional administration and validation may be transferred to a regional entity; at the same time, strategic alliances that contribute to the to the support and expansion of the Hub.
The solid waste and circular economy Hub is harmonized with the international standard of statistics established in the Central Framework of the System of Environmental and Economic Accounting (SCAE). The SCAE conceptual framework analyzes the generation and utilization of waste material and product flows that are part of the dynamics between economic activities, households, the rest of the world and the environment, in order to determine their traceability. The calculation of the flow of solid waste materials is based on the supply (generation) and its use in processes of utilization, accumulation, flows to the environment, etc., or unidentified. To learn more about this methodology click here
In the first phase of the Hub, the scope of the analyzed flows focused on municipal solid waste, in the illustration you can see the supply and use flows included in this stage. However, in subsequent phases will be extended to other waste streams and other stages of the circular economy.
The Solid Waste and Circular Economy Hub is a conglomerate of open data that allows showcasing the sector's evolution, its connection to the Sustainable Development Goals, and the mitigation of climate change.
The Hub is initially managed by the IDB, financed with Non-Reimbursable Technical Cooperation (TC) resources, and as first partner has UNEP.
The available data is generated through queries on the websites of national statistical offices and sectoral institutions, as well as information provided by sectoral authorities of participating countries, ensuring statistical integrity and traceability. All the sources can be found in the data section.
Yes, at the bottom of the data visualization the option 'Download Database' allows the download.
Within the Hub, the technical fact sheets and methodology describing the calculation methods for the indicators are available, which can be accessed under the 'Knowledge' option.
Within the Hub the definitions and terms are available for consultation, which can be accessed under the 'Knowledge' option.
The website is currently available in Spanish and English.
In the Hub, under the 'Knowledge' section, the most recent publications on the sector and relevant ones generated within the framework of the Solid Waste and Circular Economy.