Challenges of waste management in densely populated countries under COVID-19 pandemic

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Challenges of waste management in densely populated countries under COVID-19 pandemic

Challenges of waste management in densely populated countries under COVID-19 pandemic  

S. Shams

Solid waste management (SWM) has been a major concern in developing countries due to lack of adequate funding, manpower and equipment. Economic development and urbanization, improved lifestyle, and life expectancy of residents of city play a key role in increasing the quantity, complexity, and nature of municipal solid waste [1]. The issues of waste management are further challenging with widespread transmission of corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) particularly in densely populated countries like Brazil, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Mexico and, Indonesia where the number of cases is increasing at an alarming rate. Amidst this global pandemic, additional volume of hazardous waste (resulting from PPEs like – hand gloves, face masks, apron, tissues) mixed with solid waste possesses a serious health threat to the waste pickers/workers...

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To cite this article: Shams S. Challenges of waste management in densely populated countries under COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Advanced Civil Engineering Practice and Research 2020;10:1-3.

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