Urbanization | VOL. 12, ISSUE 73, July-August 2012

Risks and Challenges of Sustainable Waste Management

The last century has witnessed extraordinary scientific achievements, expansion and proliferation of industries and factories, improvement in hygiene and medicine, population growth accompanied with conspicuous consumption and concentrated human habitation in metropolis and mega cities. It is simply no longer possible to avoid solid, liquid or gaseous waste - disposing of which is increasingly burdensome. Government authorities have acknowledged the importance of management of municipal solid as well as domestic liquid waste such as sewage and sullage etc. The UN...

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