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An investigation into the waste segregation behavior of the households in the city of Bhubaneswar, Odisha

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posted on 30.03.2022, 15:40 authored by Swatiprava RathSwatiprava Rath, Pranaya swainPranaya swain

Municipal solid waste constitutes a major portion of the total city waste produced in India. Very often this is ignored while considering waste problems in the cities. The cities are now having enormous environmental problems due to municipal solid waste. The segregation of waste is essential to implement Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. It has been an unsustainable and uneconomical practice to not segregate waste at the source. The paper explains the waste segregation activities of the householders of the city of Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India and the social and environmental outcomes of such behavior. The paper is based on both primary and secondary sources of data.

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swatiprava.rath@niser.ac.in

Lead author country

India

Lead author job role

Higher Education Researcher

Lead author institution

National Institute of Science Education and Research(NISER), Bhubaneswar, HBNI

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The study was undertaken with ethical approval and informed consent.

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