Solid Waste Management (SWM)
Solid Waste Management refers to “the supervised handling of waste material from generation at the source through the recovery processes to disposal” as defined byGlossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F,
No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.
Solid waste management is a matter connected closely to social, cultural and technical behavior and level of people in each area. The concept of Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) is more comprehensive than Waste Management, since it covers the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle/recovery) by applying CP concept in Waste Management through waste minimization starting from the design step of the products.
Water and Environment Centre (WEC)has conducted many solid waste management studies according to the national and international legislations, standards and guidelines, merging the two concepts together: ISWM and CP
WEC has a wide range of work experience in SWM studies such as: Medical and Pharmaceutical Waste Incineration, Solid Waste Transfer Station, Solid Waste Landfills, In-Flight Waste Audit and Municipal Solid Waste Composition and Characteristic Analysis.
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