Organic refuse management and treatment in China
Along with the rapid development of Chinas economy during the last few years, more and more wastes of different types were produced in the entire country. Not only did the industrial solid waste continuously increase, but the quantities of municipal refuse also increased in substantial amounts as well. For many years, most industrial solid waste and municipal refuse were disposed in open dumps. The large amounts of municipal refuse occupied more and more land, the quality of water available for drinking and for agriculture was seriously polluted, especially due to the amounts of organic wastes. This situation threatened the quality of life in urban and rural areas. A comprehensive study on the management of the organic fraction of waste in China could draw the attention of the people at home and abroad leading to the improvement the situation in the treatment of organic refuse in China at all levels.