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Ramavandi B, Behrouzi H, Parniani N. Investigation of the potential and challenges of development of solid waste recycling in Bushehr. psj. 2014; 12 (2) :28-36
URL: http://psj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-36-en.html
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Background and Objectives: A significant problem that mankind has faced in recent years with its production and indiscriminate disposal of solid waste in the environment. This applies regardless of the issue of recycling and reuses of recycled materials, in addition to the national capital loss the loss of natural resources and environmental damage is irreparable. In this study, the current situation and the obstacles to recycling and solid waste production per capita for each Bushehr citizen, and environmental and economic aspects of solid waste recycling are taken into consideration.
Method: We collected data through interviews with officials from the solid waste recycling organization of Bushehr, field observations and study of review articles has been conducted.
Results: with respect to the population of Bushehr city, 150000 people, the generation of solid waste per capita is estimated to average 600 grams per day. An average of 33,000 tons of solid waste in year 91 was collection in which 71% of solid waste was of organic and compostable and 29% of it was inorganic but recyclable. Only 2.1% of solid waste in Bushehr was recycled and more than 98% of it was unsanitary landfilled.
Conclusions: Low rate of solid waste recycling in Bushehr is due to a lack of information of the recycled materials advantages, weaknesses in source separation of solid waste and unknown of recycling benefits to the public and the authorities. With reviewing of current status, information, education and the use of advanced mechanical equipment can use the economic and environmental benefits of recycling.
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Received: 2014/09/10 | Accepted: 2014/09/10 | Published: 2014/09/10

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