ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING APPROACHE TO GLOBAL CHANGE
Integrated solid waste management (ISWM) is deemed a long-standing strategy in dealing with a part of the collective impact of these global changes. The concept of systems engineering can simultaneously address more internal and external factors that influence the decision-making process for ISWM, from planning to design and to operation. This chapter reinvents the wheel of ISWM and discusses the holistic concepts and strategies with respect to recent impacts of global changes from sustainability science and sustainable engineering perspectives. It leads to further magnifying the importance of ISWM in which waste collection, recycling, treatment, recovery, and disposal are handled together at different scales with respect to pollution prevention, material conservation, energy recovery, and ecosystem conservation. The status of SWM worldwide has been highlighted by several international organizations.