Daniel Mmereki

The editor, Dr. Daniel Mmereki, is a research associate of solid and hazardous waste management in the National Centre for International Research of Low-carbon and Green Buildings, Chongqing University, People’s Republic of China. He was awarded PhD and postdoctoral degrees in Environmental Engineering from Chongqing University. He was also awarded an MSc degree in Environmental Science from the University of Botswana, Botswana. His research interests include innovative economic and environment-friendly techniques for management of solid and hazardous wastes. He has regularly published good-quality journals and conference proceedings and book chapters, and he is a book editor and reviewer of different journals related to valuable international publishers. He was honored with the Iraj Zandi Award for his contribution to the field of solid waste technology and management at The Thirty-First Conference on Solid Waste Technology, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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Rapid global urbanization and increases in living standards in recent decades have led to changes in the household hazardous waste (HHW) generation characteristics due to increases in buying power and easier access to products that are convenient but not always safe. In recent years, the amount of diversified hazardous materials and/or potentially hazardous materials, such as cleaning products, medicines, personal care products, packaging and container products, phthalates, and antibacterial agents, poses a serious threat to the environment and public health. As a result developed countries have adopted well-functioning policy measures and innovative technologies to deal with HHW. On the other hand, developing countries have weak institutional structures and poor policy performance and have adopted ad hoc approaches to manage HHW. The book contains five chapters covering topics of household hazardous waste management and exposure assessment. This book will be useful to many research scientists, solid and hazardous waste managers, administrators, librarians, and students in the scope of development in solid and hazardous waste management program including sources of household hazardous waste, exposure assessment, and government policies on waste generation and treatment and processing of HHW.

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