Consumption and production patterns must be re-orientated to prevent over-extraction of resources and environmental degradation, which are drivers of disaster risk.
Floods, cyclones can affect communities' health by spreading toxic waste and wildfires can burn plastic pipes contaminating water.
Risk-informed management of existing waste levels can help prevent new risks, including technological waste.
Disaster risk solutions may also include the use of plastic or wastewater to reduce exposure and vulnerability to natural hazards.
Find out more about reducing risk through responsible waste management.