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A Road Map to the Circular Economy for Municipalities. Case Study of the Czech Republic



Year of publication 2016
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
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Faculty of Economics and Administration

Description The Circular Economy (CE) is a current European phenomenon following the green economy. The recent EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy points out the necessity to move from a linear economy (take–make–consume–dispose), where resources are simply extracted, used and thrown away, to a CE where resources are put back in the loop. The objective of the paper is to propose a model of a road map to the CE for the municipalities of the Czech Republic. This model includes the following consecutive modelling steps: the identification of appropriate municipal waste streams using the waste codes of the European List of Waste and computational formulas to determine the amounts of material involved; the processing of historical annual municipal waste stream generation and treatment reports (2009–2014) produced by waste generators and facilities, and the analysis of their data sets; the determination of driving forces for municipal waste streams and the identification of the purpose of government intervention. We consider new challenges facing municipal waste management (MWM): how local authorities can implement their Municipal Waste Management Plans, improve those plans and recycle more chosen appropriate municipal waste streams. In addition, we discuss how authorities can decrease the amount needing to be spent in this sector via municipal budgets as a result of the lower expenditure associated with more efficient MWM.
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