Volatile organic compound emissions from municipal solid waste disposal sites: A case study of Mumbai, India

Volatile organic compound emissions from municipal solid waste disposal sites: A case study of Mumbai, India

In India, municipal solid waste (MSW) generation in major cities varies from 0.2 to 0.6 kg/capita/day (Kumar et al., 2009). Out of the total municipal waste collected, an average of 94% is used for landfill and 5% is processed. The mismanagement of solid waste in urban areas poses a threat to public health and sanitation. Moreover, the gaseous emissions from landfill are directly affecting the health conditions of dumpsite workers. There has been no comprehensive policy in India that deals with the whole cycle of waste management from production at household level to collection and disposal. Illegal dumping is a major problem in India that raises significant concerns with regard to safety, aesthetics, property values, and quality of life. Inefficiency in waste collect.

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