Municipal solid waste management in Pudong New Area, China

Zhu Minghua, Fan Xiumin, Alberto Rovetta, He Qichang, Federico Vicentini, Liu Bingkai, Alessandro Giusti, Liu Yi
Waste Management 2009, 29 (3): 1227-33
The increase in population, the rapid economic growth and the rise in community living standards accelerate municipal solid waste (MSW) generation in developing cities. This problem is especially serious in Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China. The daily amount of MSW generated in Pudong was about 1.11 kg per person in 2006. According to the current population growth trend, the solid waste quantity generated will continue to increase with the city's development. In this paper, we describe a waste generation and composition analysis and provide a comprehensive review of municipal solid waste management (MSWM) in Pudong. Some of the important aspects of waste management, such as the current status of waste collection, transport and disposal in Pudong, will be illustrated. Also, the current situation will be evaluated, and its problems will be identified.

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