Project Description

Integrated Sustainable Waste Management for Santiago de Chile

Fernanda Cabanas

Chile has been experiencing an important economic growth in the past decade, growth that brings a constant increase in waste generation. The need to manage municipal solid waste (MSW) in a sustainable manner is becoming more evident. Part of the problem for developing countries is the need for planning, policy and funding for adequate infrastructure. Besides, the lack of information related to waste generation and disposal hinder the development of a proper waste management system. As a consequence, more greenfield are constantly been converted into landfills.

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