Over the last several decades, uncontrolled population growth, rapid urbanization and industrialization have resulted in environmental problems in many countries, out of which one of the most critical problems is solid waste due to inadequate management practices.
Solid waste management constitutes a serious problem in many Third World cities. Most cities do not collect all the wastes generated, and of the wastes collected, only a fraction receives proper disposal. The insufficient collection and inappropriate disposal of solid wastes represent a source of water, land and air pollution, posing risks to human health and the environment. Over the next several decades, as globalization, rapid urbanization and economic growth speed up in the developing world; they will tend to further deteriorate this situation.
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