Muncipal solid waste source and disposal practices in residential areas of Mysore city, Karnataka, India: a case study

Kshema, R. and Basavarajappa, S. (2018) Muncipal solid waste source and disposal practices in residential areas of Mysore city, Karnataka, India: a case study. World Journal of Advance Healthcare Research, 2 (6). pp. 52-61. ISSN 2457-0400

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Mysore is a third most populous city in Karnataka, provides shelter for diversified population with different socio-economic standards. It has rich, vibrant history and heritage, attracting good number of tourists every day. People from different parts of India and the world would like to reside in Mysore city and expecting good and clean environment around the year. To record the municipal solid waste produced from different residential houses, 18 wards were selected randomly and 144 residents (40% male and 60% female) were met personally during January to April, 2018. The municipal solid waste origin, source, production, collection, storage, isolation, transportation and disposal were collected along with the status of respondents by using pre-tested questionnaire. The bio-degradable waste from 18 vegetables, 11 fruits, seven kitchen items and 14 paper types and non-biodegradable waste from 29 plastic items, 15 metals and 14 electronic items appeared at every residential house. Quantity of municipal solid waste recorded from edible and non-edible items varied considerably. Moreover, the quantity of municipal solid waste produced from nuclear and composite families varied considerably. However, 3.8 and 17.5% respectively the nuclear and composite families didn’t provide the information about municipal waste produced per day. However, the daily using few domestic commodities made with different raw materials such as plastic, iron, woolen, cotton, rubber and paper etc, were difficult to isolate separately as edible or nonedible waste which were commonly appeared as waste every day at residential houses. Overall, eight items such as three from edible items (i.e., vegetables, fruits and kitchen), five from non-edible items (i.e., plastic, paper, metal, electronic and others) which contributed 96.9% non-edible items and 3.1% edible items recorded as municipal solid waste at residential houses in Mysore. Despite the clean city status three times, Mysore is still experiencing hardships to manage municipal solid waste and it demands regular survey and solid waste analysis to be conducted to develop strategies to control waste and maintain good environment amidst clean cities.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Life Science > Zoology
Divisions: Department of > Zoology
Depositing User: LA manjunath user
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 11:01
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 11:01

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