Municipal Solid Waste Management in Taiwan: From Solid Waste to Sustainable Material Management

  • Harvey HoungEmail author
  • Shu-Hung Shen
  • Hsiao-Kang Ma
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Ever since the “Solid Waste Disposal Act” was established in 1974, Taiwan has been developing waste management for nearly four decades. Over the years, the substantial increase in the amount of solid waste and the indiscriminate disposal of waste had caused serious environmental pollution problems. In 1984, the “Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Disposal Plan” set landfill as the initial goal and incineration as the long-term policy. The “MSW Disposal Plan” was promulgated in 1991, empowering the Government to construct 21 incineration plants to relieve from the burdens of MSW pollution.


Municipal Solid Waste Food Waste Sanitary Landfill Solid Waste Disposal Source Reduction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Environmental Protection AdministrationTaipeiTaiwan, ROC
  2. 2.National Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan, ROC

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