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Waste as a Social Dilemma

Adriana Holmberg Milea

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Title: Waste as a Social Dilemma

Publisher: VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller AG & Co. Kg

Binding: Paperback

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Paperback. 84 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.8in. x 0.3in.In Delhi, as in many other large cities in the developing world, the inappropriate management of municipal solid waste is a significant flaw in the quality of life of its residents and a serious threat to the environment. This book focuses on city residents as waste producers and their role in municipal solid waste management. It argues that the waste problem is caused by human behaviour and therefore the solution lies in changing that behaviour. After examining waste related attitudes and behaviours and the factors influencing these, the book proposes several policy recommendations aiming to reach more environment-friendly and socially equitable conduct. In other words it suggests ways to escape the social dilemma of being buried under ones own trash. Besides making an appealing reading to environmentalists and to anyone interested in social dilemmas and waste management, the book is especially useful for government bodies and NGOs planning interventions for improving solid waste management systems, as well as for all those who believe it is time to place waste at the top of development agendas instead of, yet again, sweeping it under the carpet. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783639303919

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Synopsis: In Delhi, as in many other large cities in the developing world, the inappropriate management of municipal solid waste is a significant flaw in the quality of life of its residents and a serious threat to the environment. This book focuses on city residents as waste producers and their role in municipal solid waste management. It argues that the waste problem is caused by human behaviour and therefore the solution lies in changing that behaviour. After examining waste related attitudes and behaviours and the factors influencing these, the book proposes several policy recommendations aiming to reach more environment-friendly and socially equitable conduct. In other words it suggests ways to escape the social dilemma of being buried under one's own trash. Besides making an appealing reading to environmentalists and to anyone interested in social dilemmas and waste management, the book is especially useful for government bodies and NGOs planning interventions for improving solid waste management systems, as well as for all those who believe it is time to place waste at the top of development agendas instead of, yet again, sweeping it under the carpet.

About the Author: Adriana holds an MSc in International Development and Management from Lund University. In 2008 she travelled to Delhi, India to study the city's Solid Waste Management System - this book is the fruit of that endeavour. She is currently a consultant for a Swedish NGO involved in development assistance in India and Bangladesh.

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