publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

Relation of waste generation and composition to socio-economic factors: a case study.

Bandara, Nilanthi J. G. J.; Hettiaratchi, J. Patrick A.; Wirasinghe, S. C.; Pilapiiya, Sumith;
  • Published: 21 Apr 2007 Journal: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, volume 135, pages 31-39 (issn: 0167-6369, eissn: 1573-2959, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
To develop an effective waste management strategy for a given region, it is important to know the amount of waste generated and the composition of the waste stream. Past research has shown that the amount of waste generated is proportional to the population and the average mean living standards or the average income of the people. In addition, other factors may affect the amount and composition of waste. These are climate, living habits, level of education, religious and cultural beliefs, and social and public attitudes. This paper presents the findings of a study carried out in a suburban municipal area in Sri Lanka to determine the solid waste generation rate ...
free text keywords: Pollution, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, General Environmental Science, General Medicine, Stratified sampling, Standard of living, Chemistry, Municipal solid waste, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Environmental engineering, Regression analysis, Developing country, Sample size determination, Data collection
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