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Handbook of Recycling by Markus Reuter, Ernst Worrell

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Chapter 26

Developments in Collection of Municipal Solid Waste

Maarten Goorhuis     Senior Policy Advisor, Dutch Solid Waste Association, NVRD, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Abstract

Municipal solid waste (MSW) is a topic in which everybody is an expert, because everybody is a producer of MSW. Despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that we have so many experts on the subject, MSW is a difficult waste stream to manage. Its composition varies around the world and according to the season, plus there are about 7 billion producers of MSW. Proper management of MSW is essential for a society in order to provide for sanitation and to prevent environmental pollution. In more recent years, MSW management has gained interest as a new mine for our resources. A ton ...

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