The role of solid waste management in boosting sustainable development goals

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The management of solid waste is a growing challenge with rising trends in industrialisation and population growth, and has become a public and environmental health concern. The challenge spills over to negatively affect the realization of sustainable development goals (SDGs). This chapter focuses on how solid waste management (SWM) can be used to promote the realizations of SDGs while prioritizing on economic, social, and environmental growth. Findings show that systematic SWM has the capacity to influence most SDGs and hence the need to uptake it. This can be done by promoting circular economic models, formulating, implementing, and enforcing SWM regulations that are pro-sustainable development, improving governance of the solid waste sector through planning and adoption of better technologies to valorise waste.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring Waste Management in Sustainable Development Contexts
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9798369342657
ISBN (Print)9798369342640
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2024

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Economics,Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science


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