Case Studyvolume 1 Issue 4

Environmentally Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management- A Case Study of Surat, Gujarat, India

NikunjChoksi1, Parthav Aghara2, KunjalBadrakiya3, Ayush Bhavsar4, Anindita Bhattacharjee5,

Akanksha6, Sheetal Kamble7 and Akshey Bhargava8*

Published: April 30, 2022

DOI : 10.55162/MCMI.22.023

Abstract  

In this expeditiously era, strong waste management issues rose to new rights of common interest in few regions of the India because of increasing strong waste production, reducing management capacity, rusting disposal costs, and open enemies to the sitting of current management facilities. Moreover, Poor solid waste management will cause a slew of issues in terms of health, environment, and socio – economics [1]. In addition, difficulties in controlling SWM have resulted in improper waste disposal methods, such as open dumping and open burning of waste, which are adversely affect the ecology. The rising managing waste appropriately is crucial for establishing sustainable and habitable cities, though it remains a challenge for many developing nations and cities. Effective waste management is wealthy, much containing 20%-50% of domestic budgets. Running the important domestic service requires intergraded systems that are effective, sustainable and socially supported. The goal of this paper is to have sustainable solid waste management, so estimates have been made that project waste generation per capita per day in Surat in the form of bio-degradable, non-biodegradable, and recyclable wastes in the next 30 years, as well as how these wastes can be treated in the form of compost, biofuel, fuel pallets, and generating power from waste. It gives an overview of solid waste management in the world, India, and Surat, as well as how to address the problem by offering sustainable Solid Waste Management.

Keywords: Solid waste; management; treatment options; sustainability; economic output; transformation of waste to value added products