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The National Strategy for Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management- A Framework for Action

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June 2000. This Executive Summary provides a brief overview of the key findings and decisions that are a part of the proposed National Strategy for Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management. It is provided to enable policy and decision makers, industry and the public to understand, with a minimum of reading, the plans of the Central Government for correcting the current deficiencies of municipal solid waste management in Egypt. solid waste [MSW] only. Municipal solid waste is combination of solid wastes from residential, commercial, institutional and industrial non-process/nonhazardous wastes. Definitions are included in Section I of the strategy. Studies and surveys have clearly indicated that the problems associated with municipal solid waste management are among the most serious environmental problems in Egypt. The current management method of choice for MSW in Egypt is the uncontrolled open [and frequently burning] dumps and uncontrolled accumulations of solid waste. EPIQ Task Order No. 832 Contract No. PCE-I-00-96-00002-00 U.S. Agency for International Development Program Support Unit Egyptian Environmental Policy Program Technical Areas: Environmental Institutional Strengthening - Government, Policy Assessment Analysis, Public-Private Partnerships, Sector Restructuring and Privatization, Solid Waste, Urban Environmental Services and Infrastructure. Region:Egypt

Author(s): EPIQ

Location: Egypt

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