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Investments in solid waste management : opportunities for environmental improvement

Seventy-one World Bank funded municipal solid waste management (MSWM) projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East were evaluated in terms of their efficacy. Solid waste management is critical in the face of rapid urbanization and industrial growth. However, if improperly performed, it can threaten public health as well as water resources. It was found that in several cases, the expense of a good solid waste programme was underestimated, and the service was poorly implemented. A good MSWM programme includes financing, storage and collection, transfer, street sweeping, resource recovery and disposal, and hazardous waste management. Most developing countries have little or no experience with MSWM techniques, or sanitary/environmental engineering. Institutional strengthening is recommmended, with training programmes, pilot projects and the implementation of a regulatory framework. The annexes contain case studies from eight developing countries

TitleInvestments in solid waste management : opportunities for environmental improvement
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsBartone, C., Bernstein, J.D., Wright, F.
Secondary TitlePRE working paper series
VolumeWPS405
Paginationv, 85 p.: 6 fig., 5 tab.
Date Published1990-01-01
PublisherWorld Bank, Policy, Research and External Affairs Complex
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
Keywordsadministration, brazil recife, case studies, cost recovery, design, egypt, environment, evaluation, financing, funding agencies, india west bengal calcutta, indonesia, institutional development, investment, madagascar, mexico, nigeria, pakistan lahore, programmes, solid wastes, urban areas
Abstract

Seventy-one World Bank funded municipal solid waste management (MSWM) projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East were evaluated in terms of their efficacy. Solid waste management is critical in the face of rapid urbanization and industrial growth. However, if improperly performed, it can threaten public health as well as water resources. It was found that in several cases, the expense of a good solid waste programme was underestimated, and the service was poorly implemented. A good MSWM programme includes financing, storage and collection, transfer, street sweeping, resource recovery and disposal, and hazardous waste management. Most developing countries have little or no experience with MSWM techniques, or sanitary/environmental engineering. Institutional strengthening is recommmended, with training programmes, pilot projects and the implementation of a regulatory framework. The annexes contain case studies from eight developing countries

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