Organic Waste Composting through Nexus Thinking: Practices, Policies, and Trends

Organic Waste Composting through Nexus Thinking: Practices, Policies, and Trends, ed. Hettiarachchi, Hiroshan, Caucci, Serena and Schwärzel, Kai (Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2020).

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  • Editor Hettiarachchi, Hiroshan
    Caucci, Serena
    Schwärzel, Kai
    Title Organic Waste Composting through Nexus Thinking: Practices, Policies, and Trends
    Publication Date 2020
    Place of Publication Cham, Switzerland
    Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
    Edition 1
    Pages 232
    Language eng
    Abstract Organic waste composting is another excellent example to demonstrate the power and the benefits of nexus thinking. Even though organic waste composting itself is not a new topic, those who want to start a new project or align an ongoing project with nexus thinking, find it difficult to gather the necessary information. With nine case studies from four continents, this book aims to fill above gap in literature. While current literature on composting is often found to be limited to either soil/agriculture sector or waste management sector, this book presents a combined point of view. This open access book starts with an introductory chapter that describes the need to bring the waste management aspects and soil nutrient management aspects of compost production into one integrated theme. The relevance of nexus thinking and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are also presented in this introduction. The first three chapters after the introduction covers composting from the solid waste management and its policy aspects, taking examples from three developing countries. The next three examples are mostly about the benefits composting can provide to the soil and agriculture. These examples are also from three developing countries, but with a mixture of urban as well as rural settings. Last three chapters present more insight into the latest developments taking examples from Europe, as well as new methods adapted from the traditional styles from Africa.
    Keyword Sustainable waste management
    Soil water retention
    Health risks
    Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    Copyright Holder The Editors and The Authors
    Copyright Year 2020
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISBN 9783030362829
    DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-36283-6
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