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Waste as a Social Dilemma: Issues of Social and Environmental Justice and the Role of Residents in Municipal Solid Waste Management in Delhi, India

By: Adriana Holmberg Milea

VDM Verlag

Paperback | Nov 2010 | #193035 | ISBN-13: 9783639303919
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In Delhi, as in many other large cities in the developing world, the inappropriate management of municipal solid waste is a significant flaw in the quality of life of its residents and a serious threat to the environment. This book focuses on city residents as waste producers and their role in municipal solid waste management. It argues that the waste problem is caused by human behaviour and therefore the solution lies in changing that behaviour. After examining waste-related attitudes and behaviours, and the factors influencing these, the book proposes several policy recommendations aiming to reach more environment-friendly and socially equitable conduct.

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Adriana holds an MSc in International Development and Management from Lund University. In 2008 she travelled to Delhi, India to study the city's Solid Waste Management System - this book is the fruit of that endeavour. She is currently a consultant for a Swedish NGO involved in development assistance in India and Bangladesh.

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