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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 marco m

Jul 19, 2017

Interesting course about Solid Waste management! Useful to improve the knowledge about this field

By Pradyuman S

Jun 14, 2020

Very good course for understanding the municipal solid waste management in developing countries.

By Rowland U

May 11, 2017

Extremely interesting course, a bit too technical but then again there's wasn't another approach

By Matteo F

May 29, 2016

Very interesting and well done. It's the first step in the MSW management if you are a beginner.

By Bernard O

Aug 29, 2021

I great course on solid waste management. The course introduced many new and important concepts

By Abed a s

Jul 3, 2022

Excellent course as an introduction to solid waste management elements and planning strategies

By Florie G P A

Nov 19, 2020

The course will give you proper knowledge and insights on how to properly manage solid wastes.

By Arnold T

May 27, 2016

Great content and very technical. Lecturers explain in detail all aspects of municipal waste.


Jul 4, 2022

one of the excellent course for understanding the waste management in developing countries.

By Samantha P

Dec 26, 2019

Really interesting course on solid waste management. A lot of focus on current technologies.

By Juan C E D

Nov 3, 2017

Excelente, contenidos muy actualizados y estadísticas y datos desde perspectivas diferentes.

By Luiz C R d S

Jul 26, 2016

Well structured, comprehensive overview of SWM options appropriate for low-income countries.

By Harish p

Oct 4, 2020

hi, the course is useful to understand the solid waste managements problems and techniques.

By Josselyn C

Aug 5, 2020

Muy buen curso, está actualizado, son temas con tendencia e importancia mundial.


By Umang A

Oct 17, 2016

Very informative and well designed as well.Including Case studies is very helpful as well.


Oct 22, 2020

This is more helpful as a sanitary Engineer student. Thank you for creating this website.

By Maria A A E

Oct 6, 2020

The lectures in this course helped me better understand Municipal Solid Waste Management.

By Justin R S

Dec 7, 2016

The course and material was excellent and I will be using in my present professional life

By Jose H

Mar 7, 2016

buen curso se adquiere experiencia y dan ganas de implementar estas políticas y practicas

By ria t

Dec 20, 2022

This course is really helping me enhance my solid waste management knowledge. Thank you.

By Michael R

Dec 17, 2017

This is an amazing course for beginner and or experienced waste professionals like mysel

By Rebeca E

Aug 9, 2017

This course helped me to increase my knowledge related to biowaste and how to manage it.

By José R S D l T

Jan 15, 2017

Great course! it has plenty of good information and for all aspects of waste management!

By Oscar C

Mar 1, 2023

Excelente, muy bueno, y abarca mucho contenido y aspectos relevantes sobre la tematica.

By Marta K

Jun 22, 2020

One of the best Coursera courses on waste management. Applicable and relevant globally.