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Impact of biowaste collection on municipal solid waste management in Czechia


STRUK Michal

Rok publikování 2017
Druh Další prezentace na konferencích
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Ekonomicko-správní fakulta

Popis Biodegradable municipal waste – biowaste, has recently become a much discussed issue in Czechia. Legislation changes in 2015 (induced by the European Union and ongoing trend towards circular economy) require municipalities to provide the separate collection of biowaste made the questions of biowaste collection and treatment relevant for practically all municipalities. In our paper we examine the development of biowaste situation at both national and municipal level. At the national level we use waste data from past 15 years, while at the municipal level we use a sample of municipalities with data from the 2010-12 period, depending on the exact year when municipality introduced the separate collection of biowaste. While the trend at the aggregated level is clearly positive towards increased amount of the separated waste with a stable amount of residual waste, the experience of individual municipalities vary from strongly positive to neutral, both in environmental and economic terms. The general trend is, however positive. Per capita amounts of biowaste on the average increase, the amount of residual waste decreases slightly and the municipal waste expenditures remain approximately the same. Even more positive results are to be expected later as, according to local authorities, with longer experience with biowaste collection, few years of adjustments are needed in order to develop the full potential of biowaste collection.
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