Sustainable disposal of domestic sanitary waste

Richard Ashley, David J. Blackwood, Nicki Souter, Sarah Hendry, James Moir, Judith Dunkerley, John Davies, David Butler, Andrew Cook, Jim Conlin, Martin Squibbs, Andrew Britton, Peter Goldie

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The study presented is an example of the assessment of the relative sustainability of either option for disposal of domestic sanitary waste, either via the toilet or via the solid waste route. This required an evaluation of the total (social, economic, environmental, and technical) benefit/cost of implementing and adopting the alternative routes and an assessment of public responsiveness to encouragement to change sanitary waste disposal practices. It illustrates how, even for an apparently straightforward either/or question, the assessment of relative sustainability is complex and the amount of data needed to quantify sustainability indicators is prodigious. The study also provides an appraisal of the effectiveness of public campaigns to reduce waterborne disposal. Important information regarding public attitude and behavior in relation to wastewater systems has been acquired and lessons for ways of encouraging behavioral change to more sustainable ways of living have been gleaned.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-215
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE
Volume131
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005

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Ashley, R., Blackwood, D. J., Souter, N., Hendry, S., Moir, J., Dunkerley, J., ... Goldie, P. (2005). Sustainable disposal of domestic sanitary waste. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 131(2), 206-215. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(2005)131:2(206)
Ashley, Richard ; Blackwood, David J. ; Souter, Nicki ; Hendry, Sarah ; Moir, James ; Dunkerley, Judith ; Davies, John ; Butler, David ; Cook, Andrew ; Conlin, Jim ; Squibbs, Martin ; Britton, Andrew ; Goldie, Peter. / Sustainable disposal of domestic sanitary waste. In: Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE. 2005 ; Vol. 131, No. 2. pp. 206-215.
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