Toward Sustainable Municipal Organic Waste Management in South Asia

Toward Sustainable Municipal Organic Waste Management in South Asia

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qThis report provides a clear and up-to-date guide for harnessing the huge resource recovery potential of organic waste in the region, and is a practical reference for any policy maker or practitioner working to improve the livability of cities.q a€” Dr. Masaru Tanaka, President, Society of Solid Waste Management Experts in Asia and Pacific Islands The massive scale of urbanization in South Asia is expected to create a surge in demand for solid waste services. An enormous opportunity exists to improve upon the a€œbusiness-as-usuala€ approach of uncollected waste and open dumping witnessed throughout the region and to convert this waste into value-added resources, such as alternative fuels and agricultural fertilizers. As approximately 70% of the regiona€™s municipal waste stream is currently organic (biodegradable) waste, methods such as composting, anaerobic digestion, and conversion to refuse-derived fuels offer a more sustainable course of action. This report aims to align South Asian cities with ADBa€˜s Strategy 2020 for environmentally sustainable growth and livable cities. It provides a useful management resource, identifying key issues and pointing policy makers, city managers, and practitioners to improved waste treatment technologies.The work of the technical subgroup assumes mixed municipal solid waste (MSW) of Indian characteristics.2 Registration of compost is being considered. The Ministry of Agriculture introduced integrated and balanced use of chemical fertilizer in its Eighth FiveYear Plan, 1992a€“1997. Under this ... The Ministry of Urban Development also issued instructions for implementation of the task force. The Ministryanbsp;...

Title:Toward Sustainable Municipal Organic Waste Management in South Asia
Author:Asian Development Bank
Publisher:Asian Development Bank - 2011-09-01


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