TY - CHAP A1 - Muniyandi Balasubramanian ED1 - Hosam M. Saleh Y1 - 2021-04-21 PY - 2021 T1 - Economics of Solid Waste Management: A Review N2 - The world is currently experiencing increased environmental contamination with solid waste, which is one of the greatest environmental threats today. Although solid waste is harmful, proper management and profitable recycling can make it beneficial to the environment. In this regard, estimation of the true quantities of solid wastes generated annually in developed and developing countries is important for evaluating suitable strategies for economic and sustainable procedures of waste management. This book presents an interesting review of the economics of solid waste management in various developing and developed countries. It examines several economic applications of solid waste, such as innovative methods to generate bioelectricity from organic waste using microbial fuel cells and using solid waste as an alternative fuel in cement kilns. BT - Strategies of Sustainable Solid Waste Management SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.95343 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.95343 SN - 978-1-83962-560-2 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-14 ER -