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Assessment of municipal solid waste management system in a developing country

Ahsan, Amimul and Alamgir, M. and El-Sergany, Moetaz M. and Shams, S. and Kamal, Md. Rowshon and Nik Daud, Nik Norsyahariati (2014) Assessment of municipal solid waste management system in a developing country. Chinese Journal of Engineering, 2014 . art. no. 561935. pp. 1-11. ISSN 2314-8063

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This study represents a few basic steps of municipal solid waste management practiced in the six major cities of Bangladesh, namely, Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Barisal, and Sylhet. A six-month field study was conducted to identify the solid wastes management steps such as storage at source, separation, on-site storage, collection, transportation, treatment, reuse, recycling, and ultimate disposal. This study addresses the role of the city authority to meet the demand of the city dwellers in solving this emerging socioenvironmental issue and the initiatives taken by some nongovernmental organizations and community based organizations. The problems and constraints of the solid wastes management system are also identified to find a sustainable management concept for the urban areas of Bangladesh.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Municipal solid waste management; Urban areas; Bangladesh
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Advanced Technology
Publisher:Hindawi Publishing Corporation
DOI Number:10.1155/2014/561935
ID Code:36562
Deposited By: Nabilah Mustapa
Deposited On:23 May 2015 21:29
Last Modified:26 Aug 2015 14:59

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