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dc.contributor.authorLiyanage, Bandunee Champika
dc.contributor.authorGurusinghe, Renuka
dc.contributor.authorHerat, Sunil
dc.contributor.authorTateda, Masafumi
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:54:49Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:54:49Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn21643164
dc.identifier.doi10.4236/ojce.2015.51007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/69661
dc.description.abstractThis case study investigates better and sustainable waste management for a given area in Sri Lanka. A questionnaire and field surveys were performed in a small local authority adjacent to Colombo, the capital city. Composting for organic waste and incineration for non-compostable waste were found to be important treatment methods for solid-waste management. The reduction of solid waste is a critical process for sustainable management. Currently, people in the area do not have much interest in waste recycling to decrease the cost of solid-waste management. It was therefore concluded that raising people's awareness would play an important role in the reduction of solid waste. A suitable waste-management plan needs to be made for each community and area. The situation and conditions of every area is different, therefore each community needs to make an effort to find its own better and sustainable solid-waste management process.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherScientific Research Publishing
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom63
dc.relation.ispartofpageto73
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalOpen Journal of Civil Engineering
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Engineering not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode090799
dc.titleCase Study: Finding Better Solutions for Municipal Solid Waste Management in a Semi Local Authority in Sri Lanka
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
gro.rights.copyright© 2015 The authors and SciRes. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution International (CC BY) License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorHerat, Sunil S.


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