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Handling Solid and Hazardous Waste by Waste Pickers: A Case Study of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Abstract The handling of waste encompasses the following processes: recycling, collection, treatment, and disposal. It is crucial to provide a cost-effective waste management system that improves public health and reduces environmental risks. In developing countries, proper handling of solid and hazardous wastes remain severely limited in urban cities if the industries and hospitals producing it do not take responsibility. Recycling and reusing of 12% of total waste in Phnom Penh is an active industry in Cambodia, driven by an informal network of waste pickers, collectors, and buyers. This thesis examines the environmental situation of solid and hazardous wastes in Phnom Penh. The socio-economic background of waste pickers and their current practice... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Chhun, Gina (Author) / Parmentier, Mary (Advisor) / Grossman, Gary (Committee member) / Maneepong, Chuthatip (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental science / Sustainability / Area planning and development / Cambodia / Environment / Hazardous / Phnom Penh / Solid / Waste Pickers
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 152 pages
Language English
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Note M.S.Tech Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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