4th International E-Conference on Engineering, Technology and Management - ICETM 2021
Author(s) : Yasumasa Tojo, Yousrea Ramadan
Currently sanitary landfills are considered as the only legal disposal methods of municipal waste in Palestine, its number and capacities are limited due to many constrains, that created a strong need for more control over such facilities in order to maintain them functioning properly and mitigate its impact on human beings and environment. Environmental auditing has been introduced in Palestine as a management tool that instruct the operators on how properly manage and operate the landfills to avoid any negative impact on natural resources, human health and surrounding environment. Literature review, visits and onsite evaluation has been conducted to the sanitary landfills in Palestine, in order to be used as a basis for developing â€œEnvironmental Auditing Guidelines on Sanitary Landfills in Palestineâ€, and consequently it has become possible to manage solid waste landfills more effectively and efficiently.