Journal of Pollution Effects & Control

Journal of Pollution Effects & Control
Open Access

ISSN: 2375-4397

Eduardo Castillo-González

Universidad Veracruzana. Facultad de Ingeniería Civil, Circuito Gonzalo Aguirre Beltrán s/n Zona Universitaria, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

  • Research Article   
    A Successful Case in Waste Management in Developing Countries
    Author(s): Lorena De Medina-Salas*, Eduardo Castillo-González, Mario Rafael Giraldi-Díaz, Víctor Fernández-Rosales and Carlos Manuel Welsh Rodríguez

    Although most of the developing countries have serious problems with the issue of waste management, there have been some success stories including the development of environmental public policies, which had led to better life quality. In most developing countries, waste management considers only two stages: collection and final disposal. The collection system does not include a differentiated collection of the municipal solid waste (MSW), this implies that the valorization of the different waste fractions becomes more difficult to separate and most of them are dumped on uncontrolled sites. Meanwhile, the landfilled sites are limited and usually are about to exceed their capacity. In certain rural and semi-urban localities is common the practice of burning their waste, polluting the air, soil and even water. Local authorities are making some efforts to prevent this type of pollutio.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2375-4397.20.8.242

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