Challenges for Sustainable Solid Waste ManagementLessons from Thailand
SpringerBriefs on Case Studies of Sustainable Development
This book analyzes the status quo concerning waste generation and management systems in Thailand and other developing countries with similar problems. It addresses municipal, electronic, industrial and hazardous wastes, as well as management instruments, and key factors shaping the progress of waste management as a whole. The book highlights lessons learnt from various successful efforts to overcome these problems in Thailand, and offers recommendations for promoting sustainable waste management systems in Thailand and other countries with similar backgrounds in the future. These include the introduction of a polluter-pay concept, incentive systems for recycling and reusing, and promoting environmental education and awareness in key sectors.
1 Integrated Waste Management System Overview.- 2 Waste Characteristics And Practices.-3 Municipal Wastes Management In Thailand.- 4 Community Based Waste Management In Thailand.- 5 Household Hazardous Waste Management In Thailand.- 6 Infectious Waste Management In Thailand.- 7 Electronic Waste Management In Thailand.- 8 E-Waste Management In Thailand (Case Studies).
Chanathip Pharino is an associate professor of Environmental Engineering at Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. She holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research has focused on Environmental System Management, Low Carbon Energy Policy, GHG Assessment and Management, Life Cycle Assessment. Her research works focus on mass flow analysis of municipal wastes and infectious wastes in Bangkok, end-of-life management of electronic wastes, evaluation of air pollution intensity and abatement costs from power sector, carbon finance for improving solid waste management efficiency. She is the author of Sustainable Water Quality Management Policy: The Role of Trading, The U.S. Experience (Springer), and The Environment Food-Energy-Water Nexus (Chapter 4): Sustainability Challenges in the Agrofood Sector Book (John Wiley & Son)