The waste generated by the fast growing cities in developing countries is increasingly beyond the collection capacity and financial limitations of the municipal administrations.
There is a growing acceptance that many of the world’s resources are being used more quickly than they can be regenerated.
At the same time, the quality of life enjoyed by most people in developed countries is to extend to an increasing proportion of the world’s population, and this is especially important because development and urbanisation are inextricably linked to increased consumption of resources (United Nations, 2001).
CS thinks about an integrated approach to solid waste management which can deliver both environmental and economic sustainability.
The overall goal is to propose strategies to manage solid wastes generated by all urban population groups in an environmentally and socially satisfactory manner using the most economical means available. The environmental and socio-economic impacts of waste management can be significant and wide-ranging; thus, proper waste management is central to sustainable development.
Current consumption patterns constantly increase the amount of solid waste being produced by cities, so implementing sustainable management solutions for urban waste, as well as informing, educating and motivating community members is vital to a healthy urban environment.
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