Transition in waste management : research on resource recycling of municipal solid waste in Dhaka city, Bangladesh
Chowdhury, Md Anis (2020)
Chowdhury, Md Anis
School of Energy Systems, Ympäristötekniikka
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Social innovation can lead to a sustainable transition. Sustainable transition in waste management needed in Dhaka City as it can adapt to enhance the sustainable environment of city. The research aims to present evidence-based issues in resource recycling, to analysis social innovation and its relation with a sustainable transition, to present the municipality’s behavior in solid waste recycling to help in validating how the municipality’s actions contribute to environmental degradation and the urgent need for sustainable transition and within Bangladesh to validate the need for a sustainable transition. Data used in answering the research aims and objectives were obtained the use of questionnaires. Besides, the thesis contained information on transition in waste management from existing literature. Primary data collected in questionnaires were analyzed and visually presented in figures using Microsoft office word 2016. Therefore, both literature review, which contained secondary data and questionnaires that had primary data were put into consideration when making recommendations and conclusions. Ultimately, it is concluded that the strategies adopted in the research validate social innovation as a strategy for a sustainable transition. Therefore, recommendations have been from the findings. One of the key recommendations was to adopt an integrated solid waste management model. The ISWM model is the ideal tool for transition in waste management because it gives direction with regards to solid waste management and encompasses the aspects that necessitate the involvement of the society in waste management. Besides, the model vouches for recycling, education and works in hierarchy thereby ensuring minimum wastage.