Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
To evaluate source sorting programs in household waste collection systems
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4025-9071
2005 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

When evaluating and comparing household waste collection systems, various aspects are relevant to consider, e.g. environmental objectives, technical function, operating cost, types of recycling materials collected separately, property-close collection or drop-off system, economic incentives, information strategies, residential structure, social codes, etc. Data describing the actual waste flow is the basic input to evaluating the function of source-sorting programs. The questions raised are: How can household waste quantities and composition be measured? How can waste flow data from different collection systems be interpreted and compared? What factors influence the output of source-sorting programs? The usefulness and weaknesses of solid waste composition studies are discussed. Multivariate data analysis is applied in order to obtain an overview of collection and composition data, and identify influential variables, clusters and trends. In a case study, curbside collection of recyclables and weight-based billing respectively led to increased source-sorting activities. Other influential factors are listed and discussed. Eight indicators are proposed for facilitating comparisons of collection systems in an easily comprehensible way.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2005. , 20 p.
Series
Licentiate thesis / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1757 ; 2005:71
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering
Research subject
Waste Science and Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-17339Local ID: 2e6aac00-8b57-11db-8975-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-17339DiVA: diva2:990341
Note

Godkänd; 2005; 20061214 (haneit)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(346 kB)19 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 346 kBChecksum SHA-512
5cf760a8bf643cff72d41dfd22c484eecf915f64267281e396496088fa40dc7457d31e9bf408ef6bc57b5c547b1d54d0bec486ddb0e71e5566763f430f046bf6
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Dahlén, Lisa
By organisation
Geosciences and Environmental Engineering
Other Environmental Engineering

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 19 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 54 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf