Solid Waste Management in the World’s Cities
Anne Scheinberg, David Wilson, Ljiljana Rodic-Wiersma, et al.
In our rapidly urbanizing global society, solid waste management will be a key challenge facing all the world’s cities. The struggle for achieving the Millennium Development Goals and related targets for water and sanitation are being waged in our cities, towns and villages where solid wastes are generated. It is at this level that policy initiatives on solid waste management become operational reality and an eminently political affair: conflicts have to be resolved and consensus found amount competing interest and parties.
The core of the report is 20 profiles of urban solid waste and recycling systems in cities from all continents, illustrating how solid waste works in practice in tropical and temperate zones, in small and large cities, in rich and poor countries, and at a variety of sizes and scales. Each of the 20 cities is invited to provide a parallel data set, allowing analysis, comparison, and cross-referencing. In addition, specific features of the profiled cities – and others – are highlighted in short case examples.
A preview from Solid Waste Management in the World’s Cities can be found on: http://www.earthscan.co.uk/Portals/0/pdfs/Solid_Waste_Management_Ch_2.pdf
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One of the most extensive recent works on Solid Waste Management across the world has just been published by WASTE in Netherlands and UN Habitat.
It is based on a large research effort, covering over 20 city profiles for urban solid waste management, and covers all areas of an integrated waste management system.
For anyone interested in getting a high-level overview of solid waste management across the world in a wide variety of context this is a good starting point.