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Publikācija: Indicator Analysis of Integrated Municipal Waste Management System. Case Study of Latvia

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Title in original language Indicator Analysis of Integrated Municipal Waste Management System. Case Study of Latvia
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.7 Environmental engineering and energetics
Research platform None
Authors Edgars Kavals
Kaspars Kļavenieks
Jūlija Gušča
Dagnija Blumberga
Keywords material recovery energy recovery costs landfilling potential combined indicator
Abstract Inadequate waste management, associated with dominance of waste landfilling and low resource recovery efficiency, is the major challenge some European Union countries, incl. Latvia, face. Several legal instruments, such as the European Council Directive 1999/31/EC "Landfill Directive", Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council "Waste Framework Directive” are oriented towards increasing the recycling and re-use of waste, thereby reducing waste landfilling [1]. The aim of the study is to carry out an indicator analysis for the Latvian household waste management sector, assessing the potential of material and energy recovery, as well as setting cost indicators related to these activities. The results of the study show that the potential of material and energy recovery from municipal waste is in the range of 3 % to 15 % but the average costs for waste collection, recycling and landfilling is 16.73 euro per tonne of municipal waste.
DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2018.07.086
Hyperlink: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876610218302431 
Reference Kavals, E., Kļavenieks, K., Gušča, J., Blumberga, D. Indicator Analysis of Integrated Municipal Waste Management System. Case Study of Latvia. Energy Procedia, 2018, Vol. 147, pp.227-234. ISSN 1876-6102. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2018.07.086
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