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Exploratory Study of Waste Generation and Waste Minimization in Sweden
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The current thesis presents an exploratory study on municipal solid waste generation and minimization in Sweden, with a focus on their connection to basic socio-economic parameters. The fundamental goal of the study is to investigate into correlations and interdependencies between waste generation, waste minimization and basic socio-economic characteristics on municipal level, and to search for models for explanation of waste management parameters through socio-economic factors. Theoretical background involves reasoning on the role of municipal waste management in sustainable development, and extensive analysis of framework, legislation and organization of municipal solid waste management in Sweden. Practical part presents correlation analysis of data, which proved that socio-economic parameters do not explain differences in waste management performance of Swedish municipalities; however they are closely connected to differences between municipalities in aspect of presence of waste-related data.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 113
Keyword [en]
Sustainable Development, waste management, waste hierarchy, waste generation, waste minimization, municipal solid waste in Sweden
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-194013OAI: diva2:603863
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
Life Earth Science
Available from: 2013-02-07 Created: 2013-02-07 Last updated: 2013-02-07Bibliographically approved

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