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Biodegradable Materials – The Source of Renewable Energy

The digestion of biodegradable organic wastes, particularly at landfills produces a very strong leachate and greenhouse gases. This waste is not only a major threat to the environment but also represent a significant source of renewable energy. In waste treatment technique based on established natural eco-balance, composting and fermentation should ... Read More »

Main Strategic Options In Waste Minimisation and Hazard Reduction at Source

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Options in waste minimization strategies   Option Examples Waste Minimization Strategies Option 1Decreasing consumption of products Reducing the amount of materials required per unit service or process Packaging of product with minimum quantity materials Choosing recyclable products Buying in bulk Buying concentrated products reducing the number of containers Using re- ... Read More »

Source Reduction – Definition and Advantages In Waste Management

Solid waste management strategies have changed from end-of-pipe treatment technology to end-of-pipe waste reduction, in order to minimize environmental degradation. At the United Nation Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, an agreement among the participating nations emphasized the reducing waste, maximizing environmentally sound waste recycling ... Read More »

Source Reduction, On-Site Processing and Storage Of Solid Waste

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Environment waste source reduction Environment waste source reduction means reducing the amount and/or toxicities of waste before it enters the municipal waste management system or it is discharged into the environment. In solid waste management, the term environment waste source reduction is used to describe waste minimization and hazard reduction ... Read More »