Solid waste utilization- renewable energy

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Sheeja, Abhijith Gopakumar
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Master of Business Administration
Dublin Business School
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The “generation of solid wastes” has been noted to increase at a high rate, which made it the requirement to manage such wastes. The process of “Waste-to-Energy” acts as a source of renewable energy, which can help to convert the MSW or “Municipal Solid Waste” to renewable energy. Ireland has been noted to possess a recovery rate of 80% (for products such as “glass, plastic and paperboard”). The factors affecting the “sustainability of solid waste management” are “legal policies”, “willingness-to-pay”, “attitude towards waste recycling” and others. The challenges faced while processing “management of solid wastes” is “lack of awareness for practicing segregation”, “characterization of wastes”, funding and others. The study abides by “positive philosophy”, “deductive approach” and “descriptive design”, while follows both “survey (50 employees of Panda) and interview (3 managers of Panda)” as “primary data collection method” and further includes “secondary data collection” as methods. The research results help to state that the study inclines to achieve the hypothesis statement that makes a positive linkage between the “Utilization of Solid Wastes” and Renewable Energy. The recommendations relate to “characterization of wastes”, “creating awareness for practising segregation” and “proper funding”.