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Solid waste in Palestine
By: Mohammed Akram Herzallah.
Environmental Impacts of Solid Waste.
Distribution of solid waste components .
Components of Household waste .
Current disposal ways for the Household waste.
Possible solutions .
Is a geographic region in Western Asia between the
Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.
Total Pop. 11,000,000 and in Palestinian territories
4,420,549 ( West Bank 2,719,112 , Gaza Strip 1,701,437 ).
3 religions state ‘ a lot of freedom
Palestine like any place in the developing
countries, suffer from solid waste
generated, here I will explain the solid
waste situation in Palestine and the
household waste specially with some
details and possible solutions .
( Solid waste ) around 78, 644 ton / month , And
80% of these amount are organic wastes .
( Household solid waste ) around 2.321 ton / day
, 1,710 ton from West bank area and 611 ton
from Gaza , One single family production around
3.5 Kg , Almost 0.6 kg / Person .
Environmental Impacts of
The widespread practice of open burning causes
additional environmental and health risks.
Where dioxins and furans are released from open
burning, especially from any polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
contained in the waste. These hazardous substances
cause long-lasting damage to the environment.
Bad odor and smells.
Birds and insects spread may transfer some diseases to
nearby inhabited areas.
Accumulation of solid waste might lead to the spread
of the dry waste to distant areas by the effect of
Distribution of solid waste
components in Palestine.
Possible solution !
Treatment for a
processes to dispose
the real wastes .
In schools for a children's .
local media ( TV – Radio ) .
Free short courses for a youth in universities and
Waste separation system .
In public . In private units .
Treatment for a separated
Organic materials WASTE
Recycling to made a low quality or colored paper
( newspaper papers ) .
To made some metal complexes or colored metals
Used to made fertilizers
To made a colored or dark plastic
Some healthy processes to
dispose the real wastes .
Biological transformation .