household waste Articles

  • Sustainable management of household solid waste

    In most countries, the majority of household solid waste is landfilled because of associated low capital, operation and maintenance costs. However, many existing landfills have exhausted their handling capacities and new facilities are faced with the problem of siting. Alternatives to traditional landfill practice are required to achieve sustainability in managing solid waste. This manuscript ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Household Demand for Waste Recycling Services

    Municipalities everywhere are coping with increasing amounts of solid waste and need urgently to formulate efficient and sustainable solutions to the problem. This study examines the use of economic incentives in municipal waste management. Specifically, we address the issue of recycling, if and when this waste management option is—on social welfare grounds—a preferred solution. A number of ...


    By Springer

  • Investigation of the household hazardous waste stream in a Hellenic municipality

    Hazardous waste (HW) in small quantities generated by households is often dumped into the mixed household waste. A variety of chemicals was recorded during a field research presented in the present paper. Aspects analysed in this work contribute to the categorisation of household hazardous waste (HHW) and quantification of them since lack of generation and composition data was noted in Greece. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Plasterboard collection trials at household waste recycling centres

    Executive summary Over one million tonnes of waste plasterboard are estimated to be produced each year in the UK from construction and demolition activities. Most of this waste is currently sent to landfill, even though it can easily be recycled. WRAP is working to divert plasterboard waste from landfill by seeking to overcome the barriers to plasterboard recycling. One area of its work is to ...

  • Post-composting techniques of digested household waste

    Compost making is a method of recycling whereby organic waste is broken down to organic soil with the help of oxygen demanding microorganisms. There are different ways of making compost. Some require more labour and an exact procedure has to be followed; others neglect the precise procedure, which has advantages and disadvantages. Organic material, including toilet waste, can also be recovered to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Household Consumption and the Environment

    Providing input for European policy-making Ten years after the Rio conference, the agreement at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg to develop a framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) marked a renewed global policy-focus. Reflecting this renewed focus, SCP EU policy-making is now on the agenda. The European Council at its meeting in ...

  • Analysis of the generation of household solid wastes, household hazardous wastes and sustainable alternative handling

    In the southern part of Mexico City, household solid wastes (HSWs) were examined qualitatively and quantitatively. The purpose of this work was to determine the dynamics of HSW and hazardous waste generation and create in households a responsible attitude towards environmental conservation. For this analysis, the population was categorised into three socioeconomic strata (lower, middle and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste reduction strategies for improved management of household solid waste in Jamaica

    Three waste reduction strategies were studied by a survey in the St. Ann's Parish located in the small-island developing nation of Jamaica. Factors designated as incentives to waste reduction existed primarily at the household level, specifically waste segregation, household education, environmental concern and knowledge; whereas, the barriers existed primarily at the national or regional levels, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How To Handle Chemical Spills & Cleanups

    FAST-ACT is designed for liquid and vapor chemical releases, but the chemicals it attacks does not need to be limited to what we traditionally think of as a chemical spill. Toxic and noxious chemicals can come from a variety of sources such as waste water, decomposition, household chemicals, and animals. Since FAST-ACT can be applied to liquid spill or vapor release enabling Emergency Responders ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Understanding the Public Health Implications of Household Pharmaceutical Waste-Part One

    The following article is the first part of a comprehensive two-part series exploring  the  public  health  and  environmental  impact  of  household pharmaceutical waste in the US. Prescription and non-prescription pharmaceutical drugs are critical to maintaining the health and improving the quality of life for millions of Americans. In recent years, ...

  • 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

  • Alternative sanitation options for households and communities

    The resource-intensive wastewater collection and treatment systems found in many parts of the developed world are not feasible for meeting the sanitation[1] needs of the less developed regions still lacking or having poor sanitation.  Establishment and maintenance costs are high and large amounts of energy are ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Household waste recovery and recycling: a case study of Kigoma-Ujiji, Tanzania

    Management of waste in most developing countries has become important for most of the cities as they try to curb and control city growth and urbanisation. The general norm where waste management had been the sole duty of municipalities has proved not to work due to lack of funds, public participation, political will and awareness. This paper looks at the general problems faced in household waste ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Towards municipal solid waste source separation at the household level in Accra, Ghana

    Municipal solid waste source separation at the household level has been endorsed as the way forward by all stakeholders in the waste management sector in Ghana. The study using waste stream analyses and laboratory investigations assesses the feasibility of this intervention in the Accra Metropolitan Area which has been divided into three income zones. The mean waste percentage composition was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Successful Pilot Project of Decentralized Household Waste Management in Brazil

    Present municipalwaste management paradigms in Brazil do not allowfor flexible approaches to solving an extremely dynamic problem. This paper discusses the basic flaws in present thinking models of residents and municipal administrators. Fundamental arguments presented on municipal solid waste relate to nomenclature, destinations, definitions, logistics, social dynamics, social assistance ...


    By Springer

  • Survey and evaluation of household solid waste generation and compositions in Kuwait

    The objective of this study was to carry out a field survey of the solid waste generation profile in Kuwait. In addition, the paper examines the compatibility between household-estimated and landfill site-measured percent compositions of the daily solid waste. The true composition of daily household waste was determined via measurements of random waste trucks at the landfill sites. Hand sorting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An overview of current household waste management in Indonesia: development of a new integrated strategy

    One of the main problems of current socio–economic activities in Indonesia is how to deal with the increasing amounts of household waste generated in urban areas. This paper discusses the main issues of the current management of household waste in Indonesia and analyses its socio–economic factors as well as introduces a new strategy to utilise and reduce household waste for current and future ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Comparison Between Systems for Source Separation of Organic Household Waste

    Conventional collection of source separated waste using separate containers was com-pared to collection in bags with different colours and optical sorting (OptiBag). Purity was found to be high, especially in the OptiBag system. However the conventional system had new instructions for sorting, which may have influenced the result. Sources for heavy metals are identified as waste metal fraction, ...


  • Study on Hazardous Household Waste with a main Emphasis on Hazardous Chemicals

    Introduction The aim of this study is to evaluate national experiences of the management of hazardous products likely to become hazardous household waste (HHW), and to make proposals for strategies for the appropriate management of such products within a lifecycle perspective. The study covers the fifteen Member States and two Accession Countries, namely Hungary and Romania. The data available at ...

  • Application of household compost bin for diversion of organic wastes in small communities of Thailand

    Natural ventilated and aerated composting units were developed for household, fresh market and restaurant wastes. Household wastes required 8-10 weeks of composting period. The final compost product contained N : P : K content higher than organic compost standard. In aerated unit, the composting period was 30-40 days. Economical analysis suggested Benefit-Cost (B/C) ratio and Economical Internal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you