Solid Waste Management Essay

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A REVIEW ON INTEGRATED SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

Vaishaly A.G, Vinutha Moses*,Soumya.C,Shobha.G Department of Biotechnology, Sapthagiri College of Engineering,Bangalore.
Municipal Solid waste management (MSWM) has become an acute problem due to enhanced economic activities and rapid urbanization. Consequence of day-to-day activity of human kind, leads to solid waste which has to be managed properly. We face problems due to poorly managed solid waste operation. In recent years government has increased attention to overcome this problem in a safe and hygienic manner.Waste is not collected completely from most of the cities which is generated.if collected,it is not properly disposed. The insufficient collection and
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8. SOLID WASTE POLICY: THE NEED FOR AN
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8.2. Reuse: Once the waste prevention program has been implemented, the next priority is promoting the reuse of products and materials. Reuse is the recovery of items to be used again after some cleaning and refurbishing. Reusing materials and products saves energy and water, reduces pollution, and lessens society‟s consumption of natural resources compared to the use of single-use products and materials.
For example: Cardboard boxes that are used for shipping products can be folded and sent back to the manufacturer to be reused for shipping the same or other products. Cardboard boxes can also be recycled at paper mills, but in order to recycle the boxes water and energy are required. Paper recycling also generates sludge in the process,which need to be disposed of. Beverage bottles –soda or beer bottles– can be disposable, reusable.Reusable bottles have the lowest environmental impact of the three, while disposable bottles require the most energy, water and generate the largest amount of waste and pollution.[2]

Waste prevention is given the highest priority in Integrated Waste Management. This is a preventive action by not creating waste, fewer collection vehicles and a fewer number of refuse
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