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Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management
António Mendes Lopes (editor), Jiazhong Zhang(editor)
António Mendes Lopes (editor)

University of Porto, Portugal


Jiazhong Zhang (editor)

School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province 710049, China

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An Assessment of Municipal Solid Waste Management in Bengaluru: A Case Study

Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management 10(4) (2022) 375--390 | DOI:10.5890/JEAM.2022.12.004

Ritanjali Majhi, Aves Muhammad

School of Management, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka 575025, India

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The challenges of solid waste are increasing every day as the population in the urban areas is increasing at a rapid pace. The challenge of solid waste such as landfilling is a major issue that requires urgent attention as it degrades the environment and causes adverse health hazards. The major legislation frameworks, policies, scientific handling related to municipal solid waste management (MSWM), and its effective implementation are essential to improve the state of MSWM. In this paper, various parameters of MSWM are evaluated along with the review of MSW generation, collection, characterization of solid waste, treatment, and disposal ways practised in Bengaluru. This paper helps in understanding the scenario of solid waste in Bengaluru, the challenges it faces, and the opportunities it offers. Various issues like public-private partnerships, decentralization, rag-pickers role, local communities' initiatives, etc. are discussed. The study concludes that it is the need of the hour to understand the various technological solutions that need to be implemented along with establishing recycling plants, bio-digesters, and other solutions that are presented in this paper could help in generating energy and other resources, and improve the scenario of solid waste in the city.


This research project has received funding from IMPRESS-ICSSR, Government of India and authors are thankful for the support for carrying this research.


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