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Comparison of total waste flow from households in 35 Swedish municipalities
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4025-9071
2007 (English)In: SARDINIA 2007: Eleventh International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium ; [1 - 5 October 2007, S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy / [ed] Raffaello Cossu, Cagliari: CISA, Environmental Sanitary Engineering Centre , 2007Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The objective of the study was to identify the total waste flow from households in a number of municipalities (cities) in Sweden, make comparisons and discuss methods as well as obstacles to benchmarking. Overall aim is decision support for local authorities in waste management planning. Average amount of household waste per citizen vary widely within Sweden. There is no obvious explanation to the inconsistent amounts. Weight based collection fees has caused a considerable decrease of collected waste amounts in some Swedish municipalities, but no clear effect in others. In general the amounts per capita of separated recyclables, as well as unseparated waste in bins and bags, have levelled out the last few years. In contrast the diverse wastes delivered by the public to supervised Recycling Centers show a trend of increase. 16 sources of error in collection data have been identified and described.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cagliari: CISA, Environmental Sanitary Engineering Centre , 2007.
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering
Research subject
Waste Science and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-39022Local ID: d9accf60-75af-11dc-824d-000ea68e967bISBN: 978-88-626-5003-8 (print)OAI: diva2:1012530
International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium : 01/10/2007 - 05/10/2007
Godkänd; 2007; 20071008 (lido)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved

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