Solid Waste Management & Green Economy

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 Discarded waste is often perceived as a liability. However, in a green economy it is considered a resource because of the ability to alter this waste and make it reusable. The goal of a green solid waste management is to manage waste in a manner that meets public health and environmental concerns, while conserving resources through reuse and recycling of the waste materials. Best practices of waste management in industrialized countries have arisen through the development of new concepts and technologies. On the other hand, the generation of solid waste in developing countries has recently been growing due to many reasons among which are population and economic growth, and lack of public awareness. Given the sector’s underdeveloped condition and unsustainable practice, there is an urgent need to raise awareness to create the conditions for more sustainable patterns of waste management practices.