Environmental Science

Municipal Solid Waste Management in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Challenges and Strategic Solutions

Editors: Pariatamby, Agamuthu, Tanaka, Masaru (Eds.)

  • Written by Asian experts in solid waste management, this book explores the current situation in Asian countries including Pacific Islands
  • The chapters form a comprehensive and coherent investigation in solid waste management, which will help bridge the wide gap in available information between developed and transitory/developing nations
  • Several case studies from Asian nations are included to exemplify the real situation experienced
  • Reveals the latest situation in the Asian region, which includes two of the world’s most dynamic nations in economic growth
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About this book

Solid waste management issues, technologies and challenges are dynamic. More so, in developing and transitory nations in Asia. This book, written by Asian experts in solid waste management, explores the current situation in Asian countries including Pacific Islands. There are not many technical books of this kind, especially dedicated to this region of the world. The chapters form a comprehensive, coherent investigation in municipal solid waste (MSW) management, including, definitions used, generation, sustainable waste management system, legal framework and impacts on global warming. 
Several case studies from Asian nations are included to exemplify the real situation experienced. Discussions on MSW policy in these countries and their impacts on waste management and minimization (if any) are indeed an eye-opener. Undoubtedly, this book would be a pioneer in revealing the latest situation in the Asian region, which includes two of the world’s most dynamic nations in the economic growth. It is greatly envisaged to form an excellent source of reference in MSW management in Asia and Pacific Islands. This book will bridge the wide gap in available information between the developed and transitory/developing nations.

About the authors

Prof. Agamuthu has authored more than 350 scientific publications and several books on Solid Waste. His research interests focus on  landfill gas studies and bio-covers, waste characterization, municipal waste management, solidification/stabilization of hazardous wastes, biological treatment of waste, waste minimization and cleaner production, leachate studies and use for agro-irrigation, landfill remediation by chemical and biological methods, water and wastewater treatment,  plastic biodegradation studies, Environmental Management Systems, Environmental Impact Assessment and waste management, Life Cycle Analysis in waste management, and value-addition of agricultural  and industrial wastes for enzyme production,  value-addition of agricultural wastes, material flow analysis (MFA), and bioremediation. Prof. Agamuthu has carried out more than 50 consultancy/advisory projects. Examples of organizations advised are EPI Environmental Plastics, Australia (2001), the University of the West Indies, Jamaica (2000), MBPJ (on-going to the present), Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia (2006 to the present) as the National Technical Advisory Board Member, and  United Nations Environmental Programme (2007). He is a Senior Advisory Group Expert to Executive Secretary of Basel Convention, Geneva, and UNEP. He is also involved in International research collaboration with  Austria, Japan, Denmark, Sweden, Germany etc., as in the Integrated Sustainable Solid Waste Management (ISSOWAMA) project involving 26 Asian countries with funding from EU, and the 3R Resources project involving six Asian countries with funding from IGES, Japan. Prof. Agamuthu is Associate Editor of Waste Management & Research Journal, Editor-in-Chief of the Malaysian Journal of Science and was a Senate Member of UM (2005 – 2007). Prof. Agamuthu is an Editorial Board Member of Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management (Japan), Journal of Safety and Environment (China), reviewer for Journal of Hazardous Wastes (USA), Journal of Environmental Management (USA) and International Journal of Environment and Waste Management etc. He is also the Registered Subject Expert (solid waste management, under Section 34A, Environmental Quality Act, Malaysia).

Prof. Masaru Tanaka is the Director of the Sustainability Research Institute, Tottori University of Environmental Studies in Tottori, Japan. He specialises in Solid Waste Management Engineering, Refuse Collection and Transportation, Incineration Technology, Management of Landfill, Dioxin Control, Management of Health Care Waste. He was dispatched to various countries (Morocco, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, Philippines, China, Indonesia) as a JICA expert in his field for technical cooperation. Masaru Tanaka is also a Member of various governmental committees regarding waste management and sustainable development.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Sustainable Society and Municipal Solid Waste Management

    Tanaka, Masaru

    Pages 1-14

  • Sustainable 3R Practice in the Asia and Pacific Regions: The Challenges and Issues

    Pariatamby, Agamuthu (et al.)

    Pages 15-40

  • Formalization of Informal Recycling in Low-Income Countries

    Kashyap, Prakriti (et al.)

    Pages 41-60

  • 3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) in Bangladesh

    Yousuf, Tariq Bin

    Pages 61-75

  • Municipal Solid Waste Management in Cambodia

    Sethy, Sour (et al.)

    Pages 77-94

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-4451-73-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-4451-72-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1326-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Municipal Solid Waste Management in Asia and the Pacific Islands
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Strategic Solutions
Editors
  • Agamuthu Pariatamby
  • Masaru Tanaka
Series Title
Environmental Science
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-4451-73-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-4451-73-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-4451-72-7
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1326-3
Series ISSN
1431-6250
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 377
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour
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