Pollution Control and Waste Management in Developing Countries

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A comprehensive, practical view of environmental management, this book records the experience gained through regional seminars in Africa over several years. It uses real examples to illustrate the points it makes. Subjects covered are: air pollution; coastal and marine pollution; managing domestic, industrial, mining, biomedical, nuclear and radioactive waste; solid waste re-use and recycling; waste water treatment; bioremediation; microbiological assessment and monitoring of pollutants; laboratory waste management; moving hazardous waste between nations; best practice for building a distributed waste network.

The book will be of tremendous benefit to policy-makers, non-governmental organisations, intergovernmental organisations, university and research institutions as well as concerned citizens.



Transnational Movement of Hazardous Waste in Developing Countries

Because waste is by definition of little or no perceived value to the entity generating it, there is little financial incentive to handle it in a careful and secure manner and, on the whole, there is an inbuilt temptation to relinquish responsibility for it at the earliest opportunity. There are several problems associated with poor disposal techniques and fly tipping and litter are examples of what can happen when waste is disposed of without proper care and without a suitable framework of regulation and enforcement. Movement of hazardous wastes across national boundaries and, certainly, from the developed countries to the developing countries is on the increase.


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