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Unearthing Hidden Treasures: Waste management in urban cities through value generation from the discarded

Format: Maps & Exhibits, Mapping Mondays, RSD12, RSD12 Maps & Exhibits, Topic: Socioecological Design

Parvathi B S, Bibin Babu B S

Turning waste into a desirable commodity

The ever-rising volume and complexity of waste associated with the modern economy is posing a serious and challenging risk to ecosystems and human health all around the globe. Poor waste management, ranging from inefficient collection systems to ineffective disposal methods, leads to waste either being incinerated or ending up in open and unsanitary landfills in turn leading to air, water pollution and soil contamination. One of the main challenges to efficient waste management comes from the lack of proper segregation at the source level, which leads to mixed waste ending up in landfills. Our society has developed into one heavily influenced by consumerism and overconsumption, the result of which is the throw-away culture that has become an attitude and sad reality of the world. 

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Author(s): Parvathi B S and Bibin Babu B S
Year: 2023
Title: Unearthing Hidden Treasures: Waste management in urban cities through value generation from the discarded
Published in: Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design
Volume: RSD12
Article No.: pre-release
URL: https://rsdsymposium.org/value-generation-from-discarded
Host: Georgetown University
Location: ONLINE
Symposium Dates: February 26–May 6, 2024
First published: 30 December 2023
Last update: February 01, 2024
Publisher Identification: ISSN 2371-8404
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