Municipal Solid Waste Management in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Municipal Solid Waste Management in Asia and the Pacific Islands

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Solid waste management issues, technologies and challenges are dynamic. More so, in developing and transitory nations in Asia. This book, written by Asian experts in solid waste management, explores the current situation in Asian countries including Pacific Islands. There are not many technical books of this kind, especially dedicated to this region of the world. The chapters form a comprehensive, coherent investigation in municipal solid waste (MSW) management, including, definitions used, generation, sustainable waste management system, legal framework and impacts on global warming. Several case studies from Asian nations are included to exemplify the real situation experienced. Discussions on MSW policy in these countries and their impacts on waste management and minimization (if any) are indeed an eye-opener. Undoubtedly, this book would be a pioneer in revealing the latest situation in the Asian region, which includes two of the worlda€™s most dynamic nations in the economic growth. It is greatly envisaged to form an excellent source of reference in MSW management in Asia and Pacific Islands. This book will bridge the wide gap in available information between the developed and transitory/developing nations.8 Current Issues and Future Perspectives Management of MSW is a major problem for most of the urban areas in ... of a strategy paper on municipal waste management and prepared a manual on solid waste management (CPHEEO 2000).

Title:Municipal Solid Waste Management in Asia and the Pacific Islands
Author:Agamuthu Pariatamby, Masaru Tanaka
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-09-05


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