Solid Waste Management: Critical Issues for Developing Countries

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Elizabeth M. Thomas-Hope
Canoe Press, University of the West Indies, 1998 - Business & Economics - 286 pages
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Solid waste has become a major consequence of development and modernization, yet some of the greatest challenges to its management are felt most keenly in the developing countries. This is part of the larger paradox of development; namely, that factors that create the most intransigent problems currently facing the developing countries are invariably those which derive from development itself.

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This volume presents a collection of papers which, with perspectives from Africa and the Caribbean, raise critical issues in the management of solid waste. It is intended to offer a basis for discussion among the wide range of disciplines and sectors involved in solid waste management and suggest directions for future work both in the theoretical and practical dimensions of the challenge with which developing countries are confronted.

 

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as towns in the developing countries grow day to day , the solid waste must become problem and garbage dumps, most of garbage in the third worlds dumps are open dumps. by epaphrodite

Contents

Solid Waste Management
9
The Community as a Resource
27
Its Implications for Health
47
Heavy Metal Contamination of
77
Solid Waste Management
87
Case Studies of Solid Waste Management
111
Regulations
123
The Management of Solid Waste in Botswana
133
Options for Solid Waste Management in
169
The Environmental Impact of Incineration
189
the New Generation
201
A Screening Process for the Evaluation
215
Strategies and Evaluations of Solid Waste Management
223
Evaluation of
239
Contributors
278
Copyright

Solid Waste Management and
141

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About the author (1998)

Elizabeth Thomas-Hope is the James Seivright Moss-Solomon (Snr) Professor of Environmental Management, University of the West Indies, Mona.

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