The concept of waste as a by-product of human activity and the current environmental concerns over waste disposal are discussed. From these, environmental objectives for waste management are formulated. Current approaches to reaching these objectives rely on legislation, both end-of-pipe and strategic. The principles of and difficulties with, present legislation are discussed. An alternative approach, integrated management, is introduced as the basic theme of this book.
KeywordsSolid Waste Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Environmental Objective Household Waste
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