Summary of Study Session 11

In Study Session 11, you have learned that:

  1. Integrated waste management is built upon the 3 Rs –reduce, reuse and recycle – and on the waste hierarchy.
  2. ISWM involves using a combination of waste management methods to achieve the best waste management solution.
  3. ISWM builds on the four principles of equity, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability.
  4. ISWM has three components: the waste system elements; stakeholders; and influencing factors.
  5. ISWM can be applied to towns and cities of all sizes but the details will vary depending on the population size and amount of waste produced.
  6. Implementing ISWM requires resources and investment in equipment and staff training. It may be necessary to offer incentives to encourage municipalities and others to develop an ISWM system.

11.5 Encouraging ISWM

Self-Assessment Questions (SAQs) for Study Session 11