city waste management Articles

  • Zero waste cities - are they possible?

    Twenty years ago Maurice Strong, the secretary-general of the United Nations' first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, declared that if our planet was to remain a hospitable and sustainable home for humans, the battle would be won or lost in major urban areas. Strong's message is even more important today, with more people now living in cities than in rural areas for the first time in history. Among ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Municipal solid waste management in Khoram Abad City

    This paper presents an overview of current municipal solid waste management in Khoram Abad city. Necessary data was collected from municipality information, direct observation, taking photography, Interviewing with responsible persons and a questionnaire. According to data collected by the local authorities, the waste generation rate is estimated to be 800 g/cap. d   with density of 243 ...


  • Evaluating financial aspects of municipal solid waste management in Mysore City, India

    Majority of waste management plans are severely constrained by the lack of resources to finance these services. In developing countries, collection and transportation of waste are the most costly Solid Waste Management (SWM) activities. Safe disposal invariably receives less attention. Mysore City, one of the largest cities of Karnataka (India) with a population of around 0.8 million, is facing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable household waste management improvement in Dhaka city, Bangladesh

    The objective of this study is to conduct an economic study to identify the factors which affect households' solid waste generation, households' willingness to pay to improve the solid waste management and households' recycling behaviour in Dhaka City. The results showed that the waste generation of the households in Dhaka City was significantly affected by household size, income and concern ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Status and strategies on solid waste management in Ho Chi Minh City

    As a result of rapid industrialisation and uncontrolled urbanisation, solid waste generation rate has increased significantly in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). At present, about 6000 tons of solid waste is generated daily from activities in HCMC. Meanwhile, solid waste management and disposal facilities have not reached to extent to satisfy the need. Solid waste is not sorted at the sources. Some ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Municipal solid waste management in Jodhpur city, Rajasthan (India) - current status

    Jodhpur city is the second largest city of Rajasthan State, having population of about 1,077,717 and an area of 232 sq km. The city generates around 380 t/d of municipal solid waste (MSW). With the increase in population, urbanisation and industrialisation, the problems of handling MSW have significantly increased in the past few years. There is no arrangement for segregation of waste at source. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Quantification of municipal solid waste for Patna city

    Solid waste includes a good sphere of multidisciplinary source which reflects the life style of the people generating it and the existing process in solid waste management. In developing state of India, an inherent demand of resource increases the waste population that further aggravates the economics of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management system. In recent years, due to drastic increase in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How Food Waste Costs Our Cities Millions

    It would take farm land the size of Mexico just to grow the amount of food that humans produce, but do not eat, every year. More food goes uneaten at the consumption phase of the supply chain—in places like homes, restaurants and cafeterias—than at any other stage. Almost all urban areas experience high levels of food waste—food that is fit for consumption when it reaches ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • MSW management strategies for the city of Rome: a comparative assessment

    In this paper, on the basis of a detailed characterisation of the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated in the city of Rome, different integrated management strategies regarding both source separation of selected fractions and the treatment and disposal of the residual commingled waste were compared and discussed in terms of achievable material and energy recovery. The main findings of this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Municipal solid waste management

    Management of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is one of the most basic obligatory functions of the Urban Local Bodies. In most of the cities, however, the standard of waste management needs improvement. The environmental and health hazards caused by the unsanitary conditions in the cities were epitomised by the episode of plague in Surat in 1994. That triggered public interest litigation in the ...


    By Jindal power ltd.

  • Wembley City - case study

    Wembley City is a development by Quintain Estate and Development PLC of 85 aces of land surrounding the new national stadium. The development will comprise of 4,200 flats, a designer outlet shopping facility, a new Hilton hotel plus retail, leisure and entertainment venues. The waste handling at Wembley is an important part of the infrastructure of the development. The main reason the Envac ...


    By Envac AB

  • Orientation to the application of economic instruments in industrial solid waste management – a case study in Ho Chi Minh City

    Based on world experience of applying economic instruments ( EIs ) in solid waste management ( SWM ), by consensus and desk review methods, the research had identified corresponding weights of 09 criteria for selection of EIs in SWM and priority orders. Accordingly, a feasible EIs system was proposed in Ho Chi Minh ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technical and Economical Selection of Optimum Transfer-Transport Method in Solid Waste Management in Metropolitan Cities

    Transfer-transport of the waste is one of key functional elements in solid waste management from technical and financial viewpoint. Unfortunately very few reach activities has been conducted in this field regarding local characteristic of phenomenon which urges undertaking local surveys and research projects. Tehran Organization of Waste Recycling and Composting has decided to ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Integrated waste management system for Bayawan City: Ecological Sanitation Experiences in Periurban and Rural Communities

    The concept of ecological sanitation was introduced to the Visayas and Mindanao island groups in the country, through the 1st International Symposium on Low-Cost Technology Options for Water Supply and Sanitation last September 2004 in the province of Bohol. This conference was organized by the Water and Sanitation Programme units of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Disposal options for solid waste of Bangalore city based on its characteristics

    A detailed analysis of Bangalore's solid waste has been done to suggest various management options for safe disposal. It has been observed that Bangalore's solid waste contains a larger proportion of degradable waste compared to many other cities. Based on detailed analysis of available data, it has been suggested that a landfill with a leachate and gas collection system is better than an inert ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste trade market in the city of Bhopal, India: a case study on recycled MSW

    This paper investigates the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) trade market in the city of Bhopal, India, and presents results of field surveys conducted to determine the movement of MSW through a succession of ragpickers and traders to its ultimate destination of Recycling-Units. This waste-trade is carried out through a hierarchy of waste-dealers who deal in increasing waste specificities such that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Privatization of Solid Waste Management in Pakistan

    The concept of waste management in the world is one of the most actual targets of humanity. The urban areas of Pakistan generates about 54850 tons of solid waste everyday or about 20 million tons per annum. According to estimates, about half of waste is left uncollected owing to inadequacy and inefficiency of the system. Proper solid waste management (SWM) can lead to increased revenues for the ...


  • Municipal solid waste management in India

    Management of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is one of the most basic obligatory functions of the Urban Local Bodies. In most of the cities, however, the standard of waste management needs improvement. The environmental and health hazards caused by the unsanitary conditions in the cities were epitomised by the episode of plague in Surat in 1994. That triggered public interest litigation in the ...


  • The City of Toronto rolls out its waste diversion program

    The City of Toronto is in the final stages of rolling out its multifaceted waste diversion program, which is now city-wide. Entitled 'Target 70,' the program's key objective is diverting 70 per cent of city-managed waste from landfill disposal. This represents about 250,000 new tonnes of diversion. As the plan takes effect, the city will become a North America leader in waste diversion. In ...

  • Five reasons cities should take a leading role on food waste

    Reported figures from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on food loss and food waste highlight its importance to the global environment. Food loss and waste annually contribute 3.3 gigagrams of CO2 equivalent, or over twice the total emissions of India; waste 250 cubic kilometers of water which is equivalent to 100 million Olympic-sized swimming ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

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