The purpose of this book is to assess knowledge and awareness of the problems associated with solid waste management. Food waste and grit were also observed in the school environments, especially in waste collection points. Solid waste may be regarded as any reject material resulting from domestic activity and industrial operations for which there is no economic demand and thus must be disposed. Economic development, urbanization, and improved living standards in cities increase the quantity and complexity of generated solid waste (SW). Solid waste is an unavoidable byproduct of human activities. From the days of primitive society, humans and animals have used the resources of the earth to support and to dispose of wastes. Historically, the disposal of human and other wastes did not pose a significant problem because the population was relatively small and the land available for assimilation of waste was relatively large. Open dumping of solid wastes generates various environmental and health hazards. The decomposition of organic materials produces methane, which can cause fire and explosions, and contributes to global climate change. The biological and chemical processes likely taking place in open dumps produce strong leachates, which pollute both surface water and groundwater sources. Fires periodically break out in open dumps, generating smoke and contributing to air pollution. Waste sorting and segregation is not practiced and as a result recycling and other proper disposal practices become cumbersome or are not practiced.
AUTOR: Dex Baker
EDITORA: Auris Reference
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