Recovery & Recycling

Management of waste in most developing countries has become important for most of the rural areas as the waste is increasing with increasing consumerism but the rural communities lack sanitation and hygiene infrastructure and systems.

The general norm where waste management had been the sole duty of the local government or individual has proved not to work due to lack of funds, public participation, political will and awareness.

There are some problems faced in household waste recovery and recycling. A process scheme that consists of public participation, costs, social acceptance, economic benefits, and hygiene is considered. The overall conclusion is that there is a need for government commitment and general involvement of the public. The setting up of a recovery and recycling process facility will also ease the situation and at the same time create employment for some local people.