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Sustainable composting: Case studies and guidelines for developing countries

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posted on 12.02.2018 by Malcolm Harper, Anjum Pervez, Jonathan Rouse, Silke Drescher, Chris Zurbrugg
Composting is a process of converting organic waste into humus. Humus is inert, so it can be used as a soil conditioner or as landfill cover. In low-income countries, inorganic waste such as metals and glass is often recycled by the informal sector, while non-governmental organizations and the private sector take a lead in recycling organic waste through composting. Nevertheless, organic waste and other value-less waste remains a major problem. This book presents the findings from the DFID-funded research project 'Promoting Compost as a Business for the Urban Poor' in the form of guidelines developed from case studies. The guidelines are helpful for planning and managing compost projects for creating sustainable employment for the urban poor.

Funding

This document is an output from a project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Research Unit

  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

Citation

HARPER, M. ... et al, 2004. Sustainable composting: Case studies and guidelines for developing countries. Loughborough: WEDC, Loughborough University.

Publisher

© WEDC, Loughborough University

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2004

Notes

This book was published by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough University.

ISBN

9781843800712

Other identifier

WEDC_ID:14598

Language

en

Editor(s)

Ali, S. Mansoor

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