Municipal Solid Waste Management in China: Analysis and Recommendation

Ruofei Li & Sibei Liu

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


As the fast development of the urbanization and the growth of GDP in China, there is and will be more and more demands for energy consumption. In the meantime, it also creates a growing number of municipal solid waste (MSW), especially in the recent years, MSW has experienced a dramatic increase. However, the MSW management system is poor and cause many pollution problems in the cities of China, especially in the middle and small cities, at the aspects of waste collection, waste sorting, recycling and so on. Therefore, the development and optimization of MSW management is needed to solve the present pollution problems and improve the energy efficiency from the angle of waste handling. Based on studying the Danish waste treatment and Vestforbrænding, the thesis will compare it with China’s present waste management situation, and the problems and gaps will be clearly seen from the comparison. Then the theis works on transporting the possible and available experiences from Denmark to optimize China’s MSW management. Finally, the thesis provides recommendations on how China can create MSW management systems and policies by considering the Danish case.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato9 aug. 2010
VejledereRikke Lybæk & Børge Klemmensen


  • MSW
  • incinerate
  • Energy
  • Waste