Waste Management and The Environment VIII
Edited By: C A Brebbia, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK; H Itoh, University of Nagoya, Japan
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WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment
Waste Management and the Environment VIII contains a selection of papers presented at the 8th International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment, organised every two years by the Wessex Institute. The contents are contributed by professionals, researchers, government departments and local authorities and cover the current situation of waste management.
Waste Management is one of the key problems of modern society due to the ever-expanding volume and complexity of discarded domestic and industrial waste. There is a need to establish better practices and safer solutions for waste disposal. This requires further investigation into disposal methods and recycling, as well as new technologies to monitor waste disposal sites, clean technologies, waste monitoring, public and corporate awareness and general education. Unfortunately, many of the policies adopted in the past were aimed at short-term solutions without regard to the long-term implications on health and the environment, leading in many cases to the need to take difficult and expensive remedial action. The development of sustainable strategies is now the preferred trend for Waste Management.