Keywords: non–biodegradable solid waste, municipal solid waste, MSW, plastics, synthetic rubber, glass, quantification, environmental hazards, environmental pollution, India, water pollution, waste disposal, pollution control, solid waste management
Environmental assessment of some non–biodegradable solid wastes along Vasai Creek of Mumbai
The pollution problem due to non–biodegradable solid waste (NBDSW) along the Vasai Creek of Mumbai is one of the major issues which have remained totally neglected over past many years. The results of the present investigation indicates that plastics carry bags, milk/oil bags, plastic bottles, footwear and automobile tyres/tubes are some of the prominent NBDSW materials responsible for solid waste pollution along the Vasai Creek. The results also suggest the need to enforce strict control measures against the disposal of solid waste by adopting a well planned waste management system.