Challenges for Sustainable Solid Waste Management

Lessons from Thailand

  • Chanathip Pharino

Part of the SpringerBriefs on Case Studies of Sustainable Development book series (BRIEFSCSSD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 141-141

About this book


This book analyzes the status quo concerning waste generation and management systems in Thailand and other developing countries with similar problems. It addresses municipal, electronic, industrial and hazardous wastes, as well as management instruments, and key factors shaping the progress of waste management as a whole. The book highlights lessons learnt from various successful efforts to overcome these problems in Thailand, and offers recommendations for promoting sustainable waste management systems in Thailand and other countries with similar backgrounds in the future. These include the introduction of a polluter-pay concept, incentive systems for recycling and reusing, and promoting environmental education and awareness in key sectors.


Electronic Waste Emission trading Environmental System Management Polluter pay principle Refuse Collection Solid waste management Stabilization of hazardous wastes Sustainable development/society Waste characterization Waste management practice

Authors and affiliations

  • Chanathip Pharino
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental EngineeringChulalongkorn University Environmental EngineeringBangkokThailand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4629-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4631-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-7830
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-7849
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