If the world population continues to grow and the world economy continues to expand, experts agree that more effective waste management strategies will be necessary to minimize adverse impacts on the environment and human health. Many waste management officials believe that managing the world's garbage will depend on new technologies to dispose of garbage properly, prevent it from harming the environment, and turn it into energy. Other commentators advocate the adoption of programs to encourage or force consumers to reduce their waste. Still others see the need for more radical solutions, such as overhauling the world economy to make it more sustainable. Many new waste management ideas are now being tested and may become standard and affordable options in the future.
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