Urban wastes are of the following types:
- Solid wastes
- Liquid wastes
- Plastic waste
- Metal waste.
- Ceramics and glass wastes.
- Organic wastes.
- Recyclable wastes
Out of these it is the solid wastes that is being generated on a daily basis globally. Improper waste management practices and lack of dumping spaces are the reason why the volume of solid waste generation is high.
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- UPSC Environment and Ecology Questions
- International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
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