Municipal solid waste management in Nepal: practices and challenges.

  title={Municipal solid waste management in Nepal: practices and challenges.},
  author={Damodar Pokhrel and Thiruvenkatachari Viraraghavan},
  journal={Waste management},
  volume={25 5},
Solid waste management in Kathmandu valley of Nepal, especially concerning the siting of landfills, has been a challenge for over a decade. The current practice of the illegal dumping of solid waste on the river banks has created a serious environmental and public health problem. The focus of this study was to carry out an evaluation of solid waste management in Nepal based on published information. The data showed that > or =70% of the solid wastes generated in Nepal are of organic origin. As… CONTINUE READING

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