Municipal Solid Waste Management in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Challenges and Strategic Solutions

  • Agamuthu Pariatamby
  • Masaru Tanaka

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Prakriti Kashyap, Chettiyappan Visvanathan
    Pages 41-60
  3. Tariq Bin Yousuf
    Pages 61-75
  4. Sour Sethy, Chin Sothun, Rachel Wildblood
    Pages 77-94
  5. Su Lianghu, Huang Sheng, Niu Dongjie, Chai Xiaoli, Nie Yongfeng, Zhao Youcai
    Pages 95-112
  6. Kurian Joseph
    Pages 113-138
  7. Enri Damanhuri, Widhi Handoko, Tri Padmi
    Pages 139-155
  8. Masaru Tanaka
    Pages 157-171
  9. Dal-Ki Min, Seung-Whee Rhee
    Pages 173-194
  10. Agamuthu Pariatamby
    Pages 195-232
  11. Surya Man Shakya, Bhushan Tuladhar
    Pages 233-253
  12. Esther Richards, David Haynes
    Pages 255-279
  13. Albert Altarejos Magalang
    Pages 281-297
  14. B. F. A. Basnayake , C. Visvanathan
    Pages 299-316

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.


Dioxin Control Incineration Technology Plastic Biodegradation Refuse Collection and Transportation Solid Waste Management Solidification/stabilization of Hazardous Wastes Sustainable 3R Practice Sustainable Society Waste Characterization Wastewater Treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Agamuthu Pariatamby
    • 1
  • Masaru Tanaka
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Biological SciencesUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  2. 2.Tottori Univ. of Environmental Studies Sustainability Research InstituteTottoriJapan

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