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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....

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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 Iuliana C

May 10, 2021

A very comprehensive course. Definitely recommend to anyone want to have a vision about waste management

By Isabel M

Aug 3, 2021

Grateful to have such great resources available and for all the time that was put into producing these!

By Mallika J

Jun 9, 2020

ii thank all the course instructor for such a wonderful course material and the insights shared bythem.

By María A N M

Apr 19, 2020

A very good, complete and didactic course that let us wanting leraning more about Municipal Solid waste

By Neil T

Apr 15, 2018

Excellent course, well delivered. Good introductions to topics, that leaves me inspired to learn more.

By Estefanía M

Aug 3, 2017

Muy útil para mi desarrollo profesional y con mucho material extra que ayudará a mantenerme actualizada

By Bonheur Y I

Sep 17, 2020

A very good course with more than enough reading materials. Every MOOC should be prepared like this!!!

By Ananya M

Oct 8, 2019

Very practical and thorough module at an easy-to-understand level. Loved the presentation and content.

By Oghenetega E

Nov 13, 2016

Love the rich graphics and reference materials highlighted in virtually all the modules of the course.

By Sundararaman S

Jun 28, 2020

very nicely documented and framed for easy learning on solid waste management in developing countries

By Tonio M

Apr 5, 2020

Excellent course on the subject. extensive readings lists and reference websites. highly recommended.

By Loreley L

Dec 26, 2018

Really interesting with technical and political aspects, deep enough to be useful. Thank you so much!

By Liudmila N

May 4, 2017

Really enjoyed the course. Lots of clear and well-structured information, many real cases. THANK YOU!

By Mahesha M H

Dec 2, 2020

it is the nice course and the tutors are teach very simply which easily understand to us. Thank you.

By Katherine F B

Sep 13, 2020

Excelente, mucha información de calidad muy bien explicada y demasiados recursos útiles. Me encanto!

By Gergo V

Apr 25, 2021

Highly recommended in many pps who working just connected to the waste for the better understanding

By Gustave I

Jun 15, 2016

This course is well presented and easy to understand. Congratulation to the authors of this course.

By Eva K L

May 1, 2020

Fantastic course. If you are interested in Solid Waste Management in Developing countries take it!

By Nora W

Mar 22, 2018

Nicely made, very good structure. Gives good basic knowledge about MSWM with interesting thoughts.

By Alexis A

Apr 25, 2017

Very interesting, I learnt a lot on this topic. I hope I will be someday involved in these issues.

By Richard H

May 22, 2016

Excellent course. This aspect of economies should be included in any sustainable economics study.

By Ivan I

May 16, 2021

Curso completo y te invita a seguir especializándote en diversos temas específicos que uno desea.

By Joa G

Nov 23, 2020

excelente curso, muuchas gracias coursera, a la universidad y a los profesores, aprendí muchísimo

By vdnagendrakumar a

Jun 2, 2020

This is a excellent course . learned about lot of things related to MSWM in developing countries

By olajide o

May 21, 2020

This course is so relatable and helpful. It opens my eyes to the opportunity in waste management.