Zero Waste

Zero Waste: A Handbook on Waste Management

$ 4.23

by Dr. Silvy Mathew

ISBN Number : 978 – 81- 938141 – 9 – 3

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Dr. Silvy Mathew

Dr. Silvy Mathew is an Assistant Professor of Botany, Vimala College (Autonomous),
Thrissur. She belongs to the Congregation of Mother of Carmel, Amala Province,
Kanjirappally. She was awarded PhD in Botany-Molecular Systematics from
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli. She has to her credit 18 research
publications on Molecular studies, Phytochemical analysis, Invitro studies and
Nanoparticles and received most popular article award in international level. She
presented her research findings in 5 international and 4 national seminars. She
published a chapter in a book and published 32 DNA sequences and has submitted in
the public database. She has around 7 years of teaching experience. She is serving as
the editorial board member of 3 international and 3 national journals. She has also
served as resource person in national seminars and other social awareness
programmes. She completed two research projects and has one ongoing project
funded by KSCSTE as principal investigator.

Today, we are living in a world of waste, because the higher population of towns
and cities resulted in a concentration of generated waste, such that it became a
nuisance. The continuous economic development and improving living
standards, the demands for goods and services are increasing rapidly, resulting in
a corresponding increase in per capita waste generation. The production of waste
reflects a loss of materials and energy and results in economic and environmental
costs on society for its collection, treatment and disposal. Industrial and
commercial wastes are also largely disposed of to landfill and, in many countries,
often co-disposed with municipal solid waste. Although regarded as the lowest
option in the hierarchy of waste management, there is an increasing emphasis on
minimizing the environmental impact of waste landfills by increasing the
legislative control and monitoring of leachate and landfill gas. Among the wastes,
municipal waste mainly includes degradable (paper, food waste, straw and yard
waste), partially degradable (wood, disposable napkins and sludge) and nondegradable
materials (leather, plastics, rubbers, metals, glass, ash from fuel
burning like coal, briquettes or woods, dust and electronic waste).