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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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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....

Top reviews

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 Abubakar S R

Oct 18, 2016

i like this coarse

By Irene C O

Apr 13, 2017

Very interesting!

By Akashat

Oct 29, 2020

its great course


Apr 15, 2020

very informative

By Ismail Y A

Apr 8, 2016

very good course

By Mery L G O

Oct 25, 2016

excelente curso

By Jose A G A

Mar 30, 2016

Excelente curso

By Debanjana B

Jul 21, 2021

it was great!!


Jun 22, 2020

quite nice one

By Digantarag B

Jul 6, 2021

good course


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Dec 13, 2016

good course

By Moses C

Oct 8, 2020


By Marckenley P

Jun 28, 2017

Very good

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By Gabriel R B

Jun 10, 2021

The content of this course is indeed large and diverse, although the classes lack a bit in depth, the approach is too simple and does not provide much of a more practical and for everyday/workplace use. It could have more case studies related to everyday practices other than large companies/governmental idea. Feels this will not be much of use for my career than a general overview on waste. Ideas for improvement: try the case studies of small business, household potential ideas, how to improve your workplace, how to avoid certain materials and how works the chain of this products during take-make-use-dispose phases and also in circular economy.

By Kyaw T S

Aug 14, 2020

In developing countries, there are many time and money constraintd when studying academic subjects.COURSERA, an online education opportunities helps a lot with all of these challenges.

By rohit v

Jul 9, 2017

It would have been so beneficial to an aspiring professional to have a certificate provided. But the course has helped me learn all about the waste management practices.

By Frederik O

Jan 9, 2018

Interesting content. However, the delivery is rather dry. At the times the videos are very lengthy too. Not very interactive course.

By Katherine M

May 3, 2018

this course provided a great overview of different options for waste management, not just for developing countries.

By Elena M

Jun 12, 2017

amazing but the test are really difficult to pass the first time and wainting time is 7 days

By Michael O

Jun 28, 2021

This was a wonderful course, I will definitely recommend my friend to do the same

By Dr M

May 11, 2020

More updated info required