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Solid Waste Policies and Strategies: Issues, Challenges and Case Studies

Editors: Ghosh, Sadhan Kumar (Ed.)

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  • Discusses the challenges faced by urban cities in handling waste
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The book focuses on the challenges faced by urban areas in the context of handling waste in an environmentally and socially acceptable manner. It also discusses effective waste management approaches, which differ according to culture, climate, and socio-economic variables, as well as institutional volume. Presenting selected, high-quality papers from IconSWM 2018, the book explores a number of waste management methods with the help of case studies.

 


About the authors

Dr. Sadhan Kumar Ghosh is a Professor & Former Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department and Founder Coordinator of the Centre for QMS at Jadavpur University, India. A prominent figure in the fields of waste management, circular economy, SME sustainability, green manufacturing, green factories and TQM, he served as the Director of CBWE, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, and L&T Ltd. Prof Ghosh is also the Founder and Chairman of IconSWM, the President of the International Society of Waste Management, Air and Water, and the Chairman of the Indian Congress on Quality, Environment, Energy and Safety Management Systems (ICQESMS). In 2012, he was awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK, to work on “Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste”. He received the Boston Pledge and NABC 2006 Award for the most eco-friendly innovation “Conversion of plastics & jute waste to wealth” in the ESP/50K Business Plan Competition in Houston, Texas, USA. He holds patents on waste plastics processing technology and high-speed jute ribboning technology that prevents water wastage and occupational hazards.

 

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Three ‘R’: An Effective Sustainable Waste Management Approach

    Pages 1-6

    Sai Kalyani Yogini, C. (et al.)

  • ‘To Study Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) Campaign as a Tool to Spread Awareness in Understanding the Support of 3R Concept for Waste Minimization in Indore City as the Cleanest City of India’

    Pages 7-25

    Chauhan, Jagdish (et al.)

  • Pathways for Ganesha Idol Immersion Process: A Review of Best Practices by BBMP

    Pages 27-33

    Manjula, C. B. (et al.)

  • Collapse of Natural Carcass Disposal System—Kolkata Rotten Meat Incident: The Insight Study

    Pages 35-46

    Bhattacharyya, Sucharita (et al.)

  • Gender Transformative Planning for Urban Sanitation in India

    Pages 47-56

    Dey, Paramita Datta

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-15-1543-9
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Hardcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solid Waste Policies and Strategies: Issues, Challenges and Case Studies
Editors
  • Sadhan Kumar Ghosh
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-1543-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-1543-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-1542-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 221
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 79 illustrations in colour
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