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Technical Barriers and Socioeconomic Challenges

  • Ana Pires
  • Graça Martinho
  • Susana Rodrigues
  • Maria Isabel Gomes
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Abstract

Solid waste collection and its management are an increasing issue in cities in the future, where the urban population is still growing and consumption patterns are changing all the time. Strategies implemented at developed countries to solve waste collection and management issues are different from developing countries, and those differences need to be detailed to better understand the barriers to the implementation of sustainable waste collection and management in both socioeconomic backgrounds. In this chapter analysis of challenges to sustainable waste collection and management in developing and developed countries will be conducted to better improve the application of this new paradigm in the next decades.

Keywords

Developing countries Developed countries Environmental impacts Industrial countries Informal sector Separate collection Social impacts Waste management system 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Pires
    • 1
  • Graça Martinho
    • 1
  • Susana Rodrigues
    • 1
  • Maria Isabel Gomes
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Sciences and TechnologyUniversidade NOVA de Lisboa (FCT NOVA)CaparicaPortugal

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