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Municipal Solid Waste Management in China

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Abstract

China is one of the largest nations in the world, encompassing a vast area, with diversified nationalities and cultures, and a very large population. It is also the largest developing country and which has relatively poor infrastructures and an underdeveloped industry. China has been undergoing a rapid urbanization, resulting in the enormous generation of municipal solid waste (MSW). In terms of municipal solid waste management, no country has ever experienced such a rapid increase or such large in MSW quantities that China is now facing. Along with this rapidly growing waste stream, MSW treatment technology has been improved, environmental legal framework has been established and developed, and public environmental awareness has also been promoted in the past three decades, although the MSW management in China still facing many challenges.

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  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • Municipal Solid Waste Management
  • Sanitary Landfill
  • Incineration Plant
  • Compost Plant

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Lianghu, S., Sheng, H., Dongjie, N., Xiaoli, C., Yongfeng, N., Youcai, Z. (2014). Municipal Solid Waste Management in China. In: Pariatamby, A., Tanaka, M. (eds) Municipal Solid Waste Management in Asia and the Pacific Islands. Environmental Science and Engineering. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4451-73-4_6

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