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Garbage crisis : a global challenge for engineers

Author: Randika Jayasinghe; Usman Mushtaq; Toni Alice Smythe; Caroline Baillie
Publisher: [San Rafael, California] : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, [2013] ©2013.
Series: Synthesis lectures on engineering, technology, and society, #18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book will focus on "Waste Management," a serious global issue and the engineers' responsibility towards finding better solutions for its sustainable management. Solid waste management is one of the major environmental burdens in both developed and developing countries alike. An alarming rate of solid waste generation trends can be seen as a result of globalization, industrialization, and rapid economic  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jayasinghe, Randika.
Garbage crisis.
San Rafael, California (1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, [2013]
(OCoLC)827937166
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randika Jayasinghe; Usman Mushtaq; Toni Alice Smythe; Caroline Baillie
ISBN: 1608458725 9781608458721
OCLC Number: 797335311
Notes: "This volume is a printed version of a work that appears in the Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: xv, 139 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Randika Jayasinghe --
Towards a just politics of waste management / Usman Mushtaq --
Expertise, indigenous people, and the site 41 landfill / Usman Mushtaq --
Waste management in the global north / Randika Jayasinghe --
Waste management in the global south : a Sri Lankan case study / Randika Jayasinghe --
Assessing the feasibility of waste for life in the Western Province of Sri Lanka / Toni Alyce Smythe.
Series Title: Synthesis lectures on engineering, technology, and society, #18.
Other Titles: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
Responsibility: Randika Jayasinghe, Usman Mushtaq, Toni Alyce Smith, Caroline Baillie.

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Engineers have a major role to play in designing proper systems that integrate stakeholders, waste system elements, and sustainability aspects of waste management. This book takes an explicitly  Read more...

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