Solid waste management going sustainable – Part 7

This week’s article concludes this series on solid waste management – and how waste can be managed sustainably. The series started out by describing solid waste in context of climate change, and how particularly conventional waste management techniques are resulting in environmental impacts. We have discovered that alternative waste management technologies – such as recycling – ensure environmentally sustainable and sound waste management. The series focused on recycling, its global application, advantages, disadvantages and shortcomings. This final article in the series will consider the economic implications of recycling: the cost savings which recycling can bring for not only authorities, but also citizens. Recycling is a distinguished solid waste management technique, and the costs of this management option can be assessed against the costs of other solid waste management techniques such as landfilling or incineration. Read the full and final article of this series here, on


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