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Challenges for Sustainable Solid Waste Management

Lessons from Thailand

Authors: Pharino, Chanathip

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This book analyzes the status quo concerning waste generation and management systems in Thailand and other developing countries with similar problems. It addresses municipal, electronic, industrial and hazardous wastes, as well as management instruments, and key factors shaping the progress of waste management as a whole. The book highlights lessons learnt from various successful efforts to overcome these problems in Thailand, and offers recommendations for promoting sustainable waste management systems in Thailand and other countries with similar backgrounds in the future. These include the introduction of a polluter-pay concept, incentive systems for recycling and reusing, and promoting environmental education and awareness in key sectors.

About the authors

Chanathip Pharino is an associate professor of Environmental Engineering at Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. She holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research has focused on Environmental System Management, Low Carbon Energy Policy, GHG Assessment and Management, Life Cycle Assessment. Her research works focus on mass flow analysis of municipal wastes and infectious wastes in Bangkok, end-of-life management of electronic wastes, evaluation of air pollution intensity and abatement costs from power sector, carbon finance for improving solid waste management efficiency. She is the author of Sustainable Water Quality Management Policy: The Role of Trading, The U.S. Experience (Springer),  and The Environment Food-Energy-Water Nexus (Chapter 4): Sustainability Challenges in the Agrofood Sector Book (John Wiley & Son)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Integrated Waste Management System Overview

    Pharino, Chanathip

    Pages 1-13

  • Waste Characteristics and Practices

    Pharino, Chanathip

    Pages 15-28

  • Municipal Waste Management in Thailand

    Pharino, Chanathip

    Pages 29-47

  • Community-Based Waste Management in Thailand

    Pharino, Chanathip

    Pages 49-62

  • Household Hazardous Waste Management in Thailand

    Pharino, Chanathip

    Pages 63-76

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-4631-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-4629-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Challenges for Sustainable Solid Waste Management
Book Subtitle
Lessons from Thailand
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs on Case Studies of Sustainable Development
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4631-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4631-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-4629-2
Series ISSN
2196-7830
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 141
Number of Illustrations and Tables
58 illustrations in colour
Topics