Title: Urban Solid Wastes in Mexico: progress and perspectives

Authors: L. Maldonado

Addresses: Centre for Research and Advanced Studies, Merida Unit, Department of Applied Physics, Antigua Carretera a Progreso, Km 6. C.P. 97000, Merida, Yuc., Mexico A. P. 73 Cordemex, C.P. 97310, Merida, Yuc., Mexico

Abstract: Mexico is one of the most populated and contrasting countries in the Latin American region. There, the population distribution creates challenges and particular opportunities for an optimal sustainable integral management of the USW. The adopted current strategy is discussed up to the point that consists in privilege the use of landfills over any other way of final disposal, and the need of seeking alternatives based on the development of in house technologies that consider the social and economic conditions of the different regions and involve both the academic and professional Mexican society in its own development.

Keywords: solid waste; environmental protection; environmental education; landfill; recycling; urban waste; waste management; Mexico.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2009.024697

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2009 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.22 - 35

Published online: 15 Apr 2009 *

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