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Vinster med återvinning, Stena Recycling
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This project operate an environmental assessment of total waste was conducted by using a life cycle assessment (LCA), that examines the environmental benefits of recycling production waste from Atlas Copco at Stena recycling. Atlas Copco is a company engaged in the development and production of rig-mounted hydraulic breakers and handheld air breakers and handheld motorized rotisserie. Stena recycling is a recycling company engaged in recycling, processing and refining of metals, paper, electronics waste and hazardous waste.

The purpose of this study is to focus on Stena customer Atlas Copco and evaluate environmental benefits between to recycle and not to do it. The result shows that the total energy gain, resulting from the recycling of waste fractions, lands at 6 990 089 MJ, corresponding to drive 3 times around the Equator with a truck (40 t). The result shows that recycling 3040 kg paper provides an energy gain of (38 600 MJ) compared with burning paper (19 500 MJ) is 19 100 MJ, which corresponds to heat a house for 11 weeks. The result also shows that the energy gain from the waste fraction can heat 77 houses for a whole year.

The conclusion is that environmental benefits will be greater recycling the waste fractions not recycling them at all. If everyone does their part in the recycling, we can help preserve our world for future generations by reducing the environmental impact.

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2013. , 22 p.
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Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-29085OAI: diva2:652104
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Environmental Science
Educational program
Environmental Analysis Programme, 180 credits
2013-06-03, Kalmar, 14:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2013-10-07 Created: 2013-09-29 Last updated: 2013-10-07Bibliographically approved

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