Solid Waste Management- A New Theoretical Perspective

  • Arul K Principal, Sri Vidya Mandir Arts and Science College, Uthangarai, India – 636 902
  • Jayaraman K Department of Economics, Periyar University, Salem-636 011
Keywords: Solid Waste Management, technology, awareness, community participation


Solid waste management is the prime one to be considered for the better standard of living of the people. The plastics, metals, hospital wastes, industrial wastes and other wastes affect the soil and leading to solid waste management. The degenerative effect of solid waste management affects the environment and unleashes unwanted pathogens causing untold miseries to the human population. The inhabitants of the cities and towns generate more solid wastes when compared to the counter parts in the rural areas due to the consumption life and non-availability of space for vitiating the solid wastes in a safe manner. The individual responsibility of safe disposal of household wastes is shifted to the local bodies and the financial and the technical resource crunch affect the business.