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Decision-maker's guide to solid waste landfills - Summary (English)

This summary was compiled from the full text of the technical document "Decision Maker's Guide on the Planning, Siting, Design and Operation of Landfills in Middle- and Lower-income Countries". The full text report is intended for professional waste managers, while the summary aims at identifying the most important factors in decision-making on the subject. Furthermore, it is a guide for local politicians and others interested in waste landfills.


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    Thurgood, Maggie Rushbrook, Philip Pugh, Mike

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    Decision-maker's guide to solid waste landfills - Summary

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Thurgood, Maggie Rushbrook, Philip Pugh, Mike

Decision-maker's guide to solid waste landfills - Summary (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.