alexa A baseline study characterizing the municipal solid waste in the State of Kuwait.
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

International Journal of Waste Resources

Author(s): AlJarallah R, Aleisa E

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Abstract This paper provides a new reference line for municipal solid waste characterization in Kuwait. The baseline data were collected in accordance with the Standard Test Method for the Determination of the Composition of Unprocessed Municipal Solid Waste (ASTM). The results indicated that the average daily municipal waste generation level is 1.01 kg/person. Detailed waste stream surveys were conducted for more than 600 samples of municipal solid waste (MSW). The waste categories included paper, corrugated fibers, PET bottles, film, organic matter, wood, metal, glass, and others. The results indicated that organic waste dominated the characterization (44.4\%), followed by film (11.2\%) and then corrugated fibers (8.6\%). Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to investigate the influence of season and governorate on waste composition. A significant seasonal variation was observed in almost all waste categories. In addition, significant differences in proportions between the current level and 1995 baseline were observed in most waste categories at the 95\% confidence level. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This article was published in Waste Manag and referenced in International Journal of Waste Resources

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