A Review Public And Private Waste Management

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Azam, A. S., & Mansoor, A. (2004). Partnerships for solid waste management in developing countries: linking theories to realities. Habitat International, 28, 467-479.
In this article, Azam and Mansoor review public and private waste management sectors, and the possibilities for partnership. By conducting a literature review, they conclude that the current isolated arrangement in the industry should be replaced with a vertical integration between small-scale agencies and the public sector. The main limitation of the article is that it focuses developing countries as a whole, thus the suggestion may not be applied in particular city due to the complexity of social and political structure. This article is relevant to PLAN 440/674 because it discusses waste management in developing countries.
Elliott, P., Briggs, D., Morris, S., Hoogh, C. d., Hurt, C., Jensen, T. K., et al. (2001). Risk of adverse birth outcomes in populations living near landfill site. British Medical Journal, 323, 363-368.
The article inspects the risk of adverse birth outcomes associated with populations that reside near a landfill in Great Britain. The authors analyze health data of the populations with 2km of a landfill site. They conclude there is small excess risk of congenital anomalies and low and very low birth weight in population, which indicates that there may be a possible causal association with the distances to landfill. This study is useful for PLAN440/647 because it introduces a connection…
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