Faculty Advisor

Peet, R. Creighton

Faculty Advisor

San Martin, William

Abstract

In Monteverde, Costa Rica, solid waste management (SWM) suffered from low recycling and organics recovery rates, causing environmental problems, and non-recovered waste disposal was costly. To help ASADA address these problems, we developed a conceptual solid waste transfer center (SWTC) design for Monteverde and made SWM system recommendations. Using observations, interviews, surveys, and archival data we identified solid waste recovery rates and suggested potential solutions, to improve the SWM system, that were effectively incorporated in a SWTC.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-03-13

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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