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Rural Waste Management Issues at Global Level(Introductory chapter)

Mihai, Florin-Constantin and Taherzadeh, Mohammad (2017): Rural Waste Management Issues at Global Level(Introductory chapter). Published in: Solid Waste Management in Rural Areas (6 September 2017): pp. 1-10.

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This chapter intends to draw attention to solid waste management sector toward rural areas where bad practices and public health threats could be avoided through traditional and integrated waste management routes. The expansion of waste collection services across rural municipalities should be a priority for many countries. Agricultural and municipal waste diversion from wild dumps and open burning practices must be avoided through smart solutions at the local level which are cost-efficient particularly in developing countries. The book further examines, on the one hand, the main challenges in the development of reliable waste management practices across rural regions and, on the other hand, the concrete solutions and the new opportunities across the world in dealing with rural solid waste.

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