M.S. Thesis: Generation and Disposition of MSW in Mexico and Potential for Improving Waste Management in Toluca Municipality

By María Gaviota Velasco Pérez Alonso

Advisor: Professor Nickolas J. Themelis

Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering
Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science
Columbia University

January 2011

The  purpose  of  this  study  was to  examine  the  generation  and  disposition  of municipal  solid  wastes (MSW)  in  Mexico  and, particularly in  Toluca (population   0.82  million), the  capital  city  of  the  State  of  Mexico. Based  on  the  results  of  this  investigation,  sets  of  actions  are recommended  for  implementing a  more  sustainable management system in the municipality of Toluca.

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