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Solid waste management- sustainability towards a better future, role of CSR – a review

Preethi Rajesh (Department of Life Sciences, Garden City University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India)

Social Responsibility Journal

ISSN: 1747-1117

Article publication date: 1 May 2019

Issue publication date: 27 September 2019

Abstract

Purpose

Human activities in household and industries generate an enormous amount of waste material, both organic and non-biodegradable matter, which substantially contribute to land, water and air contamination. The study aims to highlight the possible methods in solid waste management (SWM) and its influence on economy and environment. The paper is an attempt to bring out the necessity of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the management of solid waste.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is prepared after an elaborate review of literature connected with SWM.

Findings

The paper emphasizes the need of SWM and the role of corporate bodies in building a robust system in the management of solid waste, creating a healthy environment to all.

Research limitations/implications

The paper is entirely based on literature review and reports and not on individual's research.

Practical implications

The paper has a multi-level faceted approach where real-time practices in different countries have been explored.

Social implications

This study can enable the collaboration of corporates, scientific community and the municipal local bodies in the area of SWM.

Originality/value

This paper deliberates on how CSR can be a driving force for a sustainable model for SWM.

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Acknowledgements

The author sincerely acknowledges the opportunity bestowed by Garden City University to participate in the 17th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (SRRNet).

Citation

Rajesh, P. (2019), "Solid waste management- sustainability towards a better future, role of CSR – a review", Social Responsibility Journal, Vol. 15 No. 6, pp. 762-771. https://doi.org/10.1108/SRJ-11-2018-0286

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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