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Submitted By: Afnan AL Reza Id: 1713121630 Section: 22 Session: Spring 2017 Submitted To Dr. Md. Khabir Uddin Professor Department of Environmental Sciences Jahangirnagar University North South University ENV.107 Assignment TOPIC: SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE
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Introduction to Solid Waste Management Solid waste is the useless and unwanted solid materials generated from combined residential, industrial and commercial activities in a given area. It may be categorized according to the following criteria: Solid-waste management is the process of collecting, treating, and disposing of solid material that is discarded because it has assisted its purpose or is no longer useful. Improper disposal of municipal solid waste can create unhygienic conditions, and these conditions, in turn, can lead to pollution of the environment and to outbreaks of vector-borne disease that is, diseases spread by rodents and insects. The tasks of solid-waste management present simple technical challenges. They also pose a wide variety of administrative, economic, and social problems that must be managed and solved. Importance of solid waste management in a nation Rapid population growth and urbanization in developing countries have led to people generating massive quantities of solid waste and causing environmental degradation in nations. The waste is usually disposed of in open dumps creating irritation and environmental poverty. Solid wastes cause a severe risk to public health, environment and as well as the climate. Management of solid wastes is essential to minimize the adverse effects posed by their haphazard disposal. The disposal of solid waste can also produce emissions of several greenhouse gasses (GHGs), which contribute to global climate change. The most significant GHG gas produced from waste is methane (CH 4 ). It is released during the breakdown of organic matter in landfills. Other forms of GHGs is presented mainly in the form of carbon dioxide. Even Origin Domestic Industrial Commercial Construction Institutional Contents Organic material Glass Metal Plastic Paper Hazard Potential Toxic Non-toxin Flammable Radioactive Infectious
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the recycling of waste produces some emissions. Waste prevention and management help address global climate change by decreasing the number of greenhouse gasses and saving energy.
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