Case Study- Waste Disposal

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Rapide Urbanisation- Waste Disposal

  • In Sao Paulo, Brazil, two huge incinerators burn 7,500 tonnes of waste  a day, resulting in a problem caused by a management strategy. There were only two landfill sites in 1990. Children and adults alike scavenge and extract materials and then reuse or resell them. For example. car tyres can be made into sandals and food waste is fed to animals or used as a fertiliser on vegetable plots.
  • In Shanghai, China, an effective solid waste disposal unit has been installed in most house holds and the waste is used as a fertiliser in sorrounding rural areas. Toxic waste and its safe disposal is a key


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