Most human activities create waste.
The majority of those wastes are not, in themselves, a potential threat to health but their correct management can help to minimise or avoid associated risks.
There is no single « correct » way to collect, handle and dispose of wastes, but rather a range of options.
These must be tailored to local circumstances, such as the amount and type of waste, regional geology and climate, and economic conditions.
Local authorities must encourage the minimisation of both the quantity and toxicity of waste as an important first stage.
Sound management of the remaining wastes will help to protect the local and global environment.
This booklet provides an overview of solid waste management.
Mots-clés Pascal : Déchet solide, Gestion déchet, Traitement déchet, Déchet, Recyclage, Coût, Risque
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Solid waste, Waste management, Waste treatment, Wastes, Recycling, Costs, Risk
Notice produite par :
ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : CG00/0093
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 12/09/1997.