1st Edition

Waste Management Policies and Practices in BRICS Nations

    348 Pages 59 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Waste Management Policies and Practices in BRICS Nations explores recent developments in waste management. BRICS nations are the emerging economies of the world. Increasing populations, urbanization, industrialization and uses of chemical fertilizer and pesticide in agriculture for enhanced productivity of food, especially in India and China, to support the large populations harm the natural environment. The rise in the living standards of the human population has increased environmental pollution manifold, resulting in the huge generation of biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste simultaneously, which has contaminated natural resources such as soil, water and air. It has led to undesirable effects on the environment and human health.

    The book offers comprehensive coverage of the most essential topics, including:

    • Waste management problems with special reference to MSW in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
    • Solid waste management in BRICS nations
    • Hazardous waste management in BRICS nations
    • Policies and laws in BRICS nations

    This book contains both policies and methods used for the management of waste in BRICS nations. The chapters incorporate both policies and practical aspects.


    Chapter 1 Waste Management in Brazil: Challenges for Municipal Solid Waste

    [André C. S. Batalhão, Denilson Teixeira and Adriana Cristina Ferreira Caldana]

    Chapter 2 Waste Management Policies and Practices in Brazil

    [Marcelo Seleme Matias, Isabella Pimentel Pincelli and

    Armando Borges de Castilhos Júnior]

    Chapter 3 Economic Estimation for a Glass Waste Recycling Facility in Johannesburg,

    South Africa

    [Olusola Olaitan Ayeleru, Peter Apata Olubambi, Felix Ndubisi and Freeman Ntuli]

    Chapter 4 Waste Management in India: Status and Challenges

    [A. Singh, G.S. Singh and P.K. Sharma]

    Chapter 5 Urban Waste Management Issues in China: With Special Reference to

    Municipal Solid Waste

    [Zhiyang Xu, Yunlong Zhou, Qian Li and Haoqi Wang]

    Chapter 6 Solid Waste Management Practices in India and China: Sustainability Issues

    and Opportunities

    [S. Sri Shalini, Kurian Joseph, Binghua Yan, O. P. Karthikeyan,

    K. Palanivelu and A. Ramachandran]

    PART II Trends and Strategies with Case Studies

    Chapter 7 Waste Management in Russia: Technological Advances

    [D. Pavlova and Y. Milshina]

    Chapter 8 Different Treatment Technologies Used for Municipal Solid Waste

    Management in India: Material and Energy Recovery

    [Karan Chabhadiya, Yash Pujara, Harshit Patel, Janki Govani, Pankaj Pathak

    and Deepak Mashru]

    Chapter 9 Technological Innovations for Waste Management in China

    [Qian Li, Zhiyang Xu and Yunlong Zhou]

    Chapter 10 Solid Waste Management in Brazil: Policies, Strategies, Treatment

    Technologies and Disposal Methods

    [Luíza Santana Franca, Ingrid R.F.S. Alves, Isabelli Dias Bassin,

    Erimar Pontes Santiago and João Paulo Bassin]

    Chapter 11 Potential Innovative Technique for the Management of Polystyrene Waste in

    South Africa

    [Olusola Olaitan Ayeleru, Sisanda Dlova, Ojo Jeremiah Akinribide,

    Oluwasayo F Olorundare, Freeman Ntuli, Williams Kehinde Kupolati and

    Peter Apata Olubambi]

    Chapter 12 A Review on Leachate Water in BRICS Nations: A Sustainable Perspective

    [Monika and Abhinav Yadav]

    PART III Policies and Laws

    Chapter 13 Policy and Governance for Waste Management in Russia

    [Liliana Proskuryakova]

    Chapter 14 Recycling of Waste and Policy Frameworks in India

    [C. Ramprasad and S. Rangabhashiyam]

    Chapter 15 Waste Management Policies and Laws: A Case Study of China

    [Yunlong Zhou, Zhiyang Xu, Qian Li and Haoqi Wang]

    Chapter 16 Public Policies and Initiatives for Waste Minimization and Recycling in Brazil

    [Isabelli Dias Bassin, Luíza Santana Franca, Ingrid R.F.S. Alves and

    João Paulo Bassin]

    PART IV Hazardous Waste Management

    Chapter 17 Management of Hazardous Waste in Russia

    [D. Gribkova Y. Milshina]

    Chapter 18 The Impact of Hazardous Waste and Its Management in China

    [Zhiyang Xu, Qian Li and Yunlong Zhou]

    Chapter 19 Management of Hazardous Waste in Brazil: Reality, Perspectives and Case


    [Luíza Santana Franca, Ingrid R.F.S. Alves, Isabelli Dias Bassin and

    João Paulo Bassin]


    Dr. Pardeep Singh

    Dr. Pardeep Singh is presently working as Assistant Professor (Department of Environmental Science, PGDAV College University of Delhi, New Delhi, India). He has obtained his master degree from Department of Environmental Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He obtained his doctorate degree form Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi in. The area of his doctoral research is degradation of organic pollutants through various indigenous isolated microbes and by using various types of photocatalyst. He has published more than 45 papers in the international journals in the field of waste management.

    Dr. Yulia Milshina (Russia)

    Dr Yulia Milshina is currently working as a Research expert at Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. Her field of expertise is in Economic Development focussing on developmental and public economics. She has published research articles and book chapters in leading research journals. She is presently engaged in research related with public-private partnerships, government-corporate partnerships, potential for collaboration and technology application in changing environment. She is also working in the field of application of information and technology framework in environmental management.

    Dr. Kangming Tian (China)

    Dr. Kangming Tian is currently working as a Scientist at Tianjin University of Science and Technology, Tianjin, China. He has obtained his PhD degree in "Fermentation engineering" from Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China in 2013. His doctoral thesis work is focused biosynthesis of monomers for biodegradable materials production from crude glycerol. He has constructed genetic engineered strains for high purity D-lactic acid and high purity L-lactic acid fermentation for high-quality polylactic acid (PLA) production, the technology of the same has been transferred to the industry. He has published more than 20 research papers in the relevant field. His present research focus is on establishing and improving the new technology of metabolic engineering breeding for industrial microbial strain represented by the molecular switch. He is also currently working on the establishment and the application of new technology for large-scale production of efficient biocatalysts, and development of the new technologies for the production of functional oligosaccharides.

    Dr. Anwesha Borthakur (Belgium)

    Dr. Anwesha Borthakur is a Marie Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium. She had completed her PhD on electronic waste management from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. Presently, she is working on E-waste policy approaches of India and South Africa as a part of her postdoctoral fellowship. She is an author of more than 35 peer-reviewed publications including research papers in high impact factored journals. Her research interests primarily involve waste or discard studies, science and technology policy and sustainability studies. She has been working on E-waste in India for nearly a decade now. She has travelled widely to take part and present her work in a number of recognized conferences/workshops/summer and winter schools in different parts of the world.

    Pramit Verma

    Pramit Verma is currently working as Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has done his M. Phil from the same institute in 2014. He is currently working in the field of Urban Ecology. He has also worked in the field of urban climate disaster risk reduction and management. He has published two research article and a technical report while participating in various national and international conferences, workshops and seminars. He is also working on the socioeconomic dynamics governing urban metabolism and urban land use in medium sized cities of India.

    Dr. Ajay Kumar (Israel)

    Dr. Ajay Kumar is currently working as a visiting scientist in Agriculture Research Organization, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Volcani centre, Rishon, Lezziyon, Israel. Dr. Kumar completed his doctoral research from Department of Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, and Varanasi, India. In his nine years of research, he has published more than sixty research articles/book chapters in the International and National journals of repute. He has a wide area of research, especially in Plant-microbe interactions, endophytes related to the medicinal plants, microbial inoculants, and Cyanobacteria-pesticides interactions. 

    "The main emphasis is on solid and hazardous wastes, pertinent regulations, and current policies. The 19 chapters reveal significant differences from country to country, a natural finding given the different governments. However, more of the book is on municipal solid waste management, present efforts to manage hazardous waste, and current waste management policies. Authors are drawn from all BRICS countries. Many references follow each chapter. Aside from topics already mentioned, there is a chapter on polystyrene waste management and one on leaching and management of leachate associated with landfills."

    L. E. Erickson, emeritus, Kansas State University, Choice January 2023