Letter to Editor
Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries
Tamer M. Ismail*
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
- *Corresponding Author:
- Tamer M. Ismail
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 21, 2015; Accepted date: September 09, 2015; Published date: September 11, 2015
Citation: Ismail TM (2015) Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries. Innov Ener Res 4:119. doi:10.4172/ier.1000119
Copyright: © 2015 Ismail TM. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Integrated solid waste management (SWM) in developing countries like Egypt has traditionally focused on organizational and technical concerns. However, this approach neglects the many activities and actors that waste management comprises. A new paradigm of SWM is needed which must extend the technical model to tackle a range of problems associated with waste management in order to achieve socially and environmentally responsible waste management.