ELEMENTS OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT. The activities associated with the management of solid waste from the point of generation to final disposal has been group into six elements. Waste Generation Waste Storage Waste Collection Waste Transfer and Transport Waste Treatment
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The activities associated with the management of solid waste from the point of generation to final disposal has been group into six elements.
Urbanization and industrialization - many changes in the quality and quantity of solid wastes generated
Slum areas higher percentage of hay & straw , lower percentage of glass &Con’t….
Most Asian country produce lower quantities of waste (mean 0.56 kg/capita/day) except Japan.
The developed industrial countries generate more (mean 0.96 kg/capita/day).
Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong show the pattern of waste generation similar to EC countries (0.86 kg/capita/day)
Scandinavian countries generated above the per capita EC average (>0.96 kg)
The population size does not influence the rate of waste generation.
45 % ORGANIC
24 % PLASTICS
7 % PAPER
6 % IRON
3 % GLASS
15 % OTHERS
Source : MHLG 2009
Source: Nazeri 2002