Concepts Of Waste Management

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The term waste management generally relates to substances produced by human activities and the process generally assumes to reduce their effect on environment, health and aesthetics (business dictionary, 2010). Waste management is the production, anticipation, description, supervising, controlling, reuse and final remaining disposition of wastes. Throughout most of history, the amount of waste generated by humans was insignificant due to low population and low societal levels of the exploitation of natural resources. There are number of concepts about waste management which vary in their usage between countries or regions. Some of the most general, widely used concepts include: waste hierarchy which refers to the “3 Rs” reduce, reuse and recycle,…show more content…
Increasing population levels, growing economy, rapid urbanization and rise in community living standard have greatly moved the waste generation rate in developing countries (Minghua et al, 2009). Municipalities, generally responsible for waste management in the cities, have the challenge to provide an effective and efficient system to the inhabitants. However, they often face problems beyond the ability of the municipal authority to tackle (Sujauddin et al, 2008) mainly due to lack of organization, financial resources, complexity and system multi dimensionality (Burntley, 2007) Greener way is Bhutan’s first waste management organization. An organization aims to provide different services for solid waste management in country. As of now, an organization participates in collection, segregation and disposal of waste. Products and services such as building clean ups, on demand disposal, schedule pick up, construction site cleanup, day to day waste collection and pet bottle flakes and chips (waste portal,…show more content…
Almost 27,000 people lives in Phuentsholing with floating population of more than 500 people every day. Being a border and commercial trade Centre, solid waste management is one of the major challenges face by the people of Phuentsholing. Phuentsholing is facing severe waste management problem as compared to other towns in Bhutan (W.Sonam, 2012). Thromde of Phuentsholing has provided several bins for segregations and comes to collect all the bins every day and dispose it in landfill. Number of sweepers has deployed in main town areas, still the problem of waste management keeps on rising over the period of time. According to J.Phuentso former thromde, since people from every Dzongkhag come here for shopping and other business purposes, they do not care about city’s sanitation as they are not permanent resident. Likewise most of the people lack knowledge about solid waste

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