Plockanalys i Härjedalens kommun: En utvärdering av plockanalyser på hushållens säck-och kärlavfall under åren 2007-2011
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
As a result of an increased consumption, waste volumes has grown steadily throughout the 1900s, and this puts great demands on an efficient and ecological sustainable waste management on both local and national level. In order to evaluate collection and disposal of household waste, a large number of Sweden´s municipalities are using waste analyses. The overall aim of this study has been to summarize and assess results from waste analyses executed in Härjedalen´s municipality during the years 2007-2011.The evaluation has given information about the household waste´s composition, quantity and change in time. The report´s objective has been to create a basis which the municipality can use in planning of future information efforts and other measures, and give some proposals on how these can be designed and targeted. Therefore, the report also highlights research on motivations factors that affects environmentally conscious behavior such as recycling, and how different instruments like information can be used to promote this. The study also discusses how municipalities in general can use waste analysis as a tool to achieve a more efficient waste management. The results of the evaluation showed that the amount of organic waste have increased and represented in year 2011 more than half of the total household waste. The packaging waste and the combustible waste have decreased. Sorting rate was generally high. The household were less good at sorting plastic.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 31 p.
Härjedalens kommun, plockanalys, avfallshantering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-19000OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-19000DiVA: diva2:623302
Subject / course
Environmental Science MV1
Ecotechnology NEKOG 180 higher education credits