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Title: Sustainable disposal of domestic sanitary waste
Authors: Ashley, Richard
Blackwood, David J.
Souter, Nicki
Hendry, Sarah
Moir, James
Dunkerley, Judith
Davies, John
Butler, David
Cook, Andrew
Conlin, Jim
Squibbs, Martin
Britton, Andrew
Goldie, Peter
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Contemporary Sciences
Keywords: Waste disposal
Issue Date: Feb-2005
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: Published version (c)American Society of Civil Engineers, available from http://cedb.asce.org
Citation: Ashley, R., et al. 2005. Sustainable disposal of domestic sanitary waste. Journal of Environmental Engineering. 131(2): pp.206-215. [Online] Available from: DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(2005)131:2(206)
Abstract: The study presented is an example of the assessment of the relative sustainability of either option for disposal of domestic sanitary waste, either via the toilet or via the solid waste route. This required an evaluation of the total (social, economic, environmental, and technical) benefit/cost of implementing and adopting the alternative routes and an assessment of public responsiveness to encouragement to change sanitary waste disposal practices. It illustrates how, even for an apparently straightforward either/or question, the assessment of relative sustainability is complex and the amount of data needed to quantify sustainability indicators is prodigious. The study also provides an appraisal of the effectiveness of public campaigns to reduce waterborne disposal. Important information regarding public attitude and behavior in relation to wastewater systems has been acquired and lessons for ways of encouraging behavioral change to more sustainable ways of living have been gleaned.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/258
ISSN: 0733-9372
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