Alternative approaches for solid waste management a case study in faisalabad pakistan
Journal: Earth Sciences Pakistan (ESP)
Author: Hafsa Yasin, Muhammad Usman, Haroon Rashid, Abdul Nasir and Ijaz Ahmad Randhawa
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Management of solid waste is one of the current issues especially in cities due to increasing population and modern lifestyle. Faisalabad produces almost 1300-1600 tons of solid waste per day which is going to be increase with the passage of time. 56% of generated waste is collected only and 43% is disposed in open dumping site without any precautionary measures and treatment. It results in many kinds of environmental deterioration and become a source of communicable diseases. This study was conducted to estimate the potential present in solid waste of Faisalabad. Recycling, composting and incineration are alternative approaches to solid waste management. By managing the solid waste, it reduces the pollution problems with the outcomes of valuable fertilizer and energy. Composition of Faisalabad waste depicts valuable quantity of energy in it.