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Feasibility Study of Implementing Vafab Municipal Solid Waste Management to Wuhan, China
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis aims at providing comprehensive descriptions of Vafab and Wuhan household waste management systems and comparing the two systems for the purpose of better understanding over the similarities and differences between these two cases. Literature study, semi-structured interviews and field studies have been applied as methods to describe both Vafab and Wuhan municipal solid waste management (“MSWM”) from the past to the future. A primary feasibility study is also presented to further evaluate the possibility for Wuhan to implement Vafab’s household waste management strategy to improve Wuhan MSWM current status quo from legal, social and technical perspectives.  The problems in Wuhan MSWM system are able to be identified and suggestions are provided based on Vafab MSWM model. This thesis also determines legal, social and technical barriers existed in Wuhan MSWM.

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2016. , 62 p.
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-295674OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-295674DiVA: diva2:934391
Subject / course
Sustainable development
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
2016-06-03, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, Uppsala, 11:45 (English)
Available from: 2016-06-09 Created: 2016-06-08 Last updated: 2016-06-09Bibliographically approved

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