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Management of organic content in municipal solid waste - a case study of Lahore

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Poor solid waste management (SWM) is one of the leading obstacles for absolute clean and healthy environment. Growing economy of Lahore has rapidly increased growth rate which in turn has flared solid waste generation. Municipal solid waste is contributing heavily to air, water and land pollution and a major portion of municipal waste is organic. Generally considered unfruitful, this organic waste can become a source of economic growth by application of engineering techniques. This includes incineration, land filling and composting. Organic waste disposal options in Lahore are discussed with comparison and conclusion for the best option for prosperous and healthy Lahore.

Keywords: municipal solid waste, MSW, urbanisation, organic waste, incineration, landfill, composting, solid waste management, case study, Lahore, Pakistan, waste disposal options

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