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Sustainable Solid Waste Systems in Developing Countries

Sustainable Solid Waste Systems in Developing Countries

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Published by Sandra Cointreau
Overview of solid waste sustainability issues for planning and operational improvement of systems in developing countries, including rationalization of productivity, cost recovery, economic instruments, involvement of the private sector.
Overview of solid waste sustainability issues for planning and operational improvement of systems in developing countries, including rationalization of productivity, cost recovery, economic instruments, involvement of the private sector.

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Published by: Sandra Cointreau on Feb 17, 2011
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‡Greenhouse gases from solid waste activities ±
Landfills are top source of methane GHG; refuse
fleets are significant sources of CO

2and N

2O.

‡Wasted recyclable materials have lost inherent
energy production activities (i.e., CO

2and N

2O).

‡Volatilized heavy metals (e.g., mercury and lead),
dioxins and furans from open burning dumpsites
and low-standard incinerators.

‡Leachate from unlined and uncovered dumpsites
contaminates ground and surface waters.

‡Bioaerosols and dust from handling.

‡Smoke particulates from open dumping.

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