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COVID-19 and municipal solid waste (MSW) management: a review

Das, Atanu Kumar and Islam, Md. Nazrul and Billah, Md. Morsaline and Sarker, Asim (2021). COVID-19 and municipal solid waste (MSW) management: a review. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 28 , 28993-29008
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Municipal solid waste (MSW) represents an inevitable by-product of human activity and a major crisis for communities across the globe. In recent times, the recycling of MSW has drawn attention as the process can add value through resources from the recovered waste materials and facilitates the process of circular economy. However, during the unprecedented coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the risk of infection with the highly contagious virus has proven detrimental to the continuation of MSW as a valuable resource. The volume of waste, especially household waste, is higher; face masks, PPE (personal protective equipment), and hazardous materials such as batteries and empty chlorine bottles are examples of extra waste that have arisen during the pandemic. Various countries have set up initiatives for MSW management, including safety measurements for employees in the MSW management sector. The use of disinfectant prior to sorting waste, as well as storing waste for 9 days, may help to inactivate the COVID-19 virus, ensuring an appropriate safety level for MSW management. This work aimed at studying different MSW management strategies, specific challenges, and possible solutions for better understanding for those involved in waste management, in addition to providing a possible management strategy during and post-COVID-19 pandemic.

Authors/Creators:Das, Atanu Kumar and Islam, Md. Nazrul and Billah, Md. Morsaline and Sarker, Asim
Title:COVID-19 and municipal solid waste (MSW) management: a review
Series Name/Journal:Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Year of publishing :2021
Page range:28993-29008
Number of Pages:16
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Environmental Sciences (social aspects to be 507)
Keywords:Municipal solid waste (MSW), COVID-19 pandemic, MSW management strategy and challenges, Occupational health
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ID Code:24782
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology
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Deposited On:02 Jul 2021 08:25
Metadata Last Modified:02 Jul 2021 08:31

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