Management, Recycling, Disposal

By 2050, the world is expected to generate 3.40 billion tons of waste annually, increasing drastically from today’s 2.01 billion tons. What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 aggregates extensive solid waste data at the national and urban levels. It estimates and projects waste generation to 2030 and 2050.
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This case study documents the recovery of the biogas generated in the wastewater treatment process and highlights its importance within the framework of the Local Strategy for Climate Change of the Municipality of Almada. As a coastal city, progressive water and wastewater management toward a carbon efficient urban water cycle is a priority for the City Council of Almada.

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Rapid urbanization in China has substantially increased the quantity of liquid waste in municipalities, and has simultaneously engendered massive investments in wastewater conveyance and treatment. This increase in the number of wastewater treatment plants has generated a sharp rise in the volume of sludge, the byproduct of the treatment process.
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