Environmental and Health Impact of Solid Waste Management Activities

Environmental and Health Impact of Solid Waste Management Activities

eBook - 2002
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Solid waste management issues are a highly emotive topic. Disposal costs need to be balanced against environmental impact, which often results in heated public debate. Disposal options such as incineration and landfill, whilst unpopular with both the public and environmental pressure groups, do not pose the same environmental and health risks as, for example, recycling plants. This book, written by international experts, discusses the various waste disposal options that are available (landfill, incineration, composting, recycling) and then reviews their impact on the environment, and particularly on human health. Comprehensive and highly topical, Environmental and Health Impact of Solid Waste Management Activities will make a strong contribution to scientific knowledge in the area, and will be of value to scientists and policy-makers in particular.
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. : Royal Society of Chemistry, ©2002
ISBN: 9781847550767
1847550762
9781591245384
1591245389
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (viii, 214 pages) : illustrations

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