Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

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Conference Paper
International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) 6th Asia-Pacific (AP) conference

As part of the State of the 3Rs in Asia and the Pacific Project, we conducted a comparative study of 11 countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam) and a sub-region (Pacific island countries) to clarify the definition, classification, amount generated, and related 3R...

Data or Tool

This simulation provides a simple spreadsheet model for calculating greenhouse gas (GHG) emission from all the existing waste management practices (transportation, mix waste landfilling,composting, anaerobic digestion, mechanical biological treatment, recycling, incineration and open burning) in developing Asia. In addition, this simulation is...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Waste Management & Research

Landfilling is the most common and cost-effective waste disposal method, and it is widely applied throughout the world. In developing countries in Asia there is currently a trend towards constructing sanitary landfills with gas recovery systems, not only as a solution to the waste problem and the associated local environmental pollution, but also...

Issue Brief
Kousuke Kawai
Tomohiro Tasaki

MSW (municipal solid waste) generation and MSW generation per capita refer to indicators of environmental pressures humankind exerts on the environment (OECD, 2003), and by extension, environmental pressures caused by the use of natural resources. Currently, 340 million tons of MSW is generated a year in South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific Region...

Conference Paper
The ISWA World Solid Waste Congress 2012

Open dumping and landfilling are the two predominant waste disposal methods in Thailand. In 2009, only 23% of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) was separated for recycling. As far as on land disposal is concerned, it has been estimated that 47% of collected waste is being landfilled and 53% is being openly dumped. These simple MSW management methods are...