In the 21st century, the world has become a global village. New cities are emerging on the world globe. Beside that, existing cities are developing & expanding rapidly. In this respect, the management of municipal solid waste is becoming very important factor in the development of a nation & society. It needs a combination of both administrative & motivational forces to implement a successful municipal waste system.
Developed countries have done a lot in this respect & trying to reduce their waste generation. Countries are moving towards disposable & tin food to minimize their waste generation. New techniques are being implemented in today’s world to successfully manage waste & garbage. New techniques in Landfill sites, composting & GTS have been introduced to manage waste effectively & economically. More focus has been drawn towards generation of energy from waste including thermal energy, biogas which makes a sustainable development in the society.
Karachi is the biggest & most densely populated city of Pakistan. Being a financial hub, people from all over the country migrate to the city to run their business. Comprising of 3600Sq Km area, the city alone produces around 8000 Tones of Solid waste daily. The municipal waste management of the city has become a challenge for Sindh government & local city government of Karachi. There are 19 towns &several independent authorities in the city. The city waste management has many weaknesses in its services & planning& there is great potential for improvement, in the municipal services of the city.
The purpose of this presentation is to conduct a brief study on the Municipal waste management of Gulistan-e- Jauhar Block 2, Karachi/ The project is designated to me by my course teacher Mr. Muhammad Khalid to enhance my practical knowledge in this course & I am very thankful to him for the same. This presentation shall cover the basic handling of municipal solid waste generated by houses & some shops. It includes the collection system, its temporary storage & then its final dumping at the Landfill site. (The author is a