The Status of Recyclable Solid Wastes at Sadar Upazila of Noakhali, Bangladesh

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Tanuja Barua
Papia Sultana Kanon
Mehedi Hasan Munna

Abstract

Most of the cities in the world, a solid waste recycling process is a part of the effective and sustainable waste management system. Although the local authorities ignore the recyclable solid waste materials during waste management activity, a number of self-waste collectors and dealers have been performing recycling activity as a source of acquirement for long periods of time in Bangladesh. In our present study, a traditional recycling practice of solid waste was executed and analyzed in Sadar Upazila of Noakhali, Bangladesh. This study also identified a complete concatenation from waste collectors to recycling industries in different private sectors. The study revealed that 41% metal, 37% paper, 14% tin and 8% plastic of Sonapur was recycled daily. On the other hand, the study also revealed that 44% metal, 21% paper, 19% tin and 16% plastic of Maijdee was recycled daily. The shop owners were only interested with Recyclable Solid Wastes (RSW). RSW collected by the shop owners including glass, paper, plastic, iron, tin etc. All the recyclable materials were collected and transported in different industries of Dhaka. For new products, those retrieved materials were used as raw materials.

Keywords:
Recyclable solid waste, recycling, waste collectors, recycling dealers.

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Barua, T., Kanon, P. S., & Munna, M. H. (2020). The Status of Recyclable Solid Wastes at Sadar Upazila of Noakhali, Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Environment & Ecology, 12(2), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajee/2020/v12i230153
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Original Research Article

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