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Title: Sustainable composting: Case studies and guidelines for developing countries
Authors: Harper, Malcolm
Pervez, Anjum
Rouse, Jonathan
Drescher, Silke
Zurbrugg, Chris
Editors: Ali, S. Mansoor
Keywords: Bangladesh
Case studies
Solid waste management
Sri Lanka
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: HARPER, M. ... et al, 2004. Sustainable composting: Case studies and guidelines for developing countries. Loughborough: WEDC, Loughborough University.
Abstract: Composting is a process of converting organic waste into humus. Humus is inert, so it can be used as a soil conditioner or as landfill cover. In low-income countries, inorganic waste such as metals and glass is often recycled by the informal sector, while non-governmental organizations and the private sector take a lead in recycling organic waste through composting. Nevertheless, organic waste and other value-less waste remains a major problem. This book presents the findings from the DFID-funded research project 'Promoting Compost as a Business for the Urban Poor' in the form of guidelines developed from case studies. The guidelines are helpful for planning and managing compost projects for creating sustainable employment for the urban poor.
Description: This book was published by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough University.
Sponsor: This document is an output from a project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/30759
ISBN: 9781843800712
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