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About the Course

Have you come across large piles of garbage in neighbourhoods and streets and smelly waste disposal sites polluting the environment of low- and middle-income countries? Do you want to know what kind of sustainable solutions are appropriate to better manage waste and enhance recycling and recovery? If yes, this course is for you! This course provides you with an overview of the municipal solid waste management situation in low- and middle-income countries. It covers key elements of the waste management system, such as its technical, environmental, social, financial and institutional aspects. Besides understanding the challenges, you will be introduced to appropriate and already applied solutions through selected case studies....

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Aug 14, 2020

Understandable and easy to access to reading materials recommended in each modules. Benefits to current jobs and will recommend this course to colleagues who have no background on this issue to study.


Feb 26, 2017

Great introduction. It covers a wide range of issues concerning waste management and I thought the material was relevant and reflected my own observations of waste management in developing countries.

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By J. N H S

Jul 5, 2021

Excelente curso que abarca todas las áreas de los residuos sólidos. Temas interesantes, completos y muy bien explicados.

Recomendado al 100%

By Keks ' T

Oct 4, 2020

This is a great course especially during this difficult times, new companies can be created and employment created for the most venerable.


Dec 9, 2017

Interesting, one of the kind courses you can work on. Someone who is interested in waste management, I think this course is a great start!


Jun 8, 2017

Très bon cours ! Ce cours est vraiment adapté pour la gestion des déchets solides dans les pays sous-développés. Un bon outil de départ !!

By Adrian M

Feb 17, 2017

Muchas gracias por compartir este curso con todos los interesados en el tema de Manejo de Residuos Solidos. Es de gran ayuda... Gracias

By Pratheepan E

Oct 21, 2016

It is a important to all Developing contries that the current facing froblems in all countries of the globalisation and population grouth.

By Galia G

Jul 10, 2016

Bastante útil. Te da una perspectiva diferente ya que es impactante ver las futuras consecuencias de las acciones que tomamos actualmente.

By Sai P R N

May 8, 2022

An excellent course by awesome professors and trainers. Really a knowledge worth course with interesting pictures as well as explanation.

By Maria H d S

Apr 2, 2021

O curso é excelente. Completo, com abordagem clara e bem organizada. Gostei muito. Será de grande ajuda para o meu trabalho de doutorado.

By chhimi d

Mar 21, 2021

This is an excellent course with lots of good coverage for people interested in the waste management systems across developing countires.


Jan 27, 2017

Very effective and course that provide knowledge about waste management in developing countries, Thank you so much all the coursera team.

By Dickson I

Jan 27, 2023

A robust and high level summary of the issues plaguing SWM in developing countries with ample resources for improvements and innovation.

By Parsa Z

Jul 8, 2022

The course was highly informative and I enjoyed every minute of it. It's definitely something I'd recommend to my fellow SWM enthusiasts

By Meghana S S

Nov 3, 2020

This was a highly informative course. I'm happy that I was able to complete it. All the external resources were interesting and helpful.

By Arslan A

Jun 18, 2019

Course was really helpful and I will surely apply the things I learned in near future. I thank all my teachers for their best. Thank You

By Lucas M A

Apr 9, 2017

It is a very usefull course, I recommended to anyone who wants to learn about solid waste management. Also, the teachers are incredible.

By Dayanand P

Sep 22, 2016

For students of Food Industry waste management the week 3,4 & 5 are specially interesting. Good tutors and the modules are well passed.

By Hans A

Apr 21, 2022

comprehensive, detail, and relevant with the condition in developing countries. However, there should be updates on several study cases

By Shivani P

Nov 5, 2016

Very well Structured, Instructors, presenting their knowledge eloquently and case studies are fascinating and provide useful knowledge.

By Ris D A

Jan 11, 2021

Thanks a lot. This course has many benefits and the material is explained in accordance with the major that I am in. Wanna learn more!

By alberto v

Jul 22, 2020

Muy agradecido con COUERSERA Y ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE, aprendí cantidades. excelente curso. La basura no es basura.


Jul 8, 2020

a very holistic approach by the creators to give a good understanding not only about the technicalities but also about the governance.

By Waqas A

Jul 30, 2019

This course is very helpful specially in my research, it helps me alot . it increases horizon of my knowledge and push me to dig deep.

By Ismael A J

Jan 10, 2017

EL mejor curso que e tomado, contiene toda la información necesaria para obtener una buena cultura del manejo de residuos y reciclaje.

By Lívia P

Dec 11, 2020

An amazing course, with great teachers! Very good for those interested in working or learning ways to treat different types of waste.