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Simplified Guide on Solid Waste Management in Asian Developing Countries


This guide attempts to make clear how solid waste management in Asian developing countries is influenced by the prevailing social, economic, institutional, legal, technical and environmental conditions, and points out the negative impacts of deficient Solid Waste Management on environment, public health and economic development. It provides an assessment tool which assists with learning from case studies. Using the concept of integrated Sustainable Waste Management (ISWM) it includes qualitative and quantitative inquiry tools.

The report also presents technical case-studies covering the following topics:

  • Recyling in Thailand
  • Windrow Composting in Delhi, India
  • Anaerobic Digestion of market waste in south-India
  • Incineration of Healthcare waste in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Sanitary Landfill in Dhaka, Bangladesh