The Impact of Pay-As-You-Throw Schemes on Municipal Solid Waste Management: The Exemplar Case of the County of Aschaffenburg, Germany
© Eigenbeiträge der Autoren (2/2017)
The “pay-as-you-throw” (PAYT) scheme is an economic instrument for waste management that applies the “polluter pays” principle by charging the inhabitants of municipalities according to the amount of residual, organic, and bulky waste they send for third-party waste management. When combined with well-developed infrastructure to collect the different waste fractions (residual waste, paper and cardboard, plastics, bio waste, green cuttings, and many recyclables) as well as with a good level of citizens’ awareness, its performance has frequently been linked to an increase in the collection rates of recyclables. Further authors: David Styles; Jose-Luis Galvez-Martos

Framework Requirements for Harmonising Food Waste Monitoring
© Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben (11/2014)
The overall problem when comparing food waste data is the lack of a common food waste Definition as well as different methodological approaches in use for quantifying food waste throughout the food supply chain (FSC). Both challenges are targeted by the FP7-funded project FUSIONS which runs between years 2012-2016.

Long-Term Efficiency of Gentle Soil Remediation - The GREENLAND Project
© Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben (11/2014)
Gentle remediation options (GRO) include various and in general plant-based Options to remediate trace element contaminated soils (TECS) at low cost and without significant negative effects for the environment. Although GRO comprise very innovative and effi cient technologies, they are still not widely used as practical site solution due to several hindrance reasons.

Climate Protection - opportunity to ensure financial sustainability of solid waste management in developing countries
© Eigenbeiträge der Autoren (12/2013)
The vast majority of solid waste management (SWM) projects implemented in developing, emerging and transition countries (DETC) envisage the disposal of residual waste on a sanitary landfill. This approach leads in most cases to an increase of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. By implementing advanced SWM systems DETC could lower their national greenhouse gas balance by 10-15%.

Adapting Waste Fees to Changing Material Flows
© Arbeitsgemeinschaft Stoffspezifische Abfallbehandlung ASA e.V. (9/2012)
Due in particular to increased waste separation, but also to demographic and other developments relating to waste management (e.g. falling quantities of commercial waste, providers of waste management services etc.), the volume of waste being disposed of using the grey residual waste containers is becoming smaller and smaller. Yet in almost all parts of Germany, most of the costs are passed on to the debtor of fees using the “residual waste bins allocation formula”. If largely unchanging costs are distributed across an ever decreasing scale, this will mean a gradual increase in fee rates, which cannot be expedient. This problem and potential solutions are discussed in detail in the article.

MBT with integrated utilisation of organic waste
© Arbeitsgemeinschaft Stoffspezifische Abfallbehandlung ASA e.V. (9/2012)
A concept for an economical optimisation of the existing waste management centre for a municipality was compiled. In the frame of the development of the concept different alternatives for the treatment and disposal of wastes were tested and assessed and based on the existing disposal situation (current situation): - residual waste/road sweepings - biowaste and green waste.

Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Waste To Energy Plant for Montevideo; and Waste To Energy in Small Islands
© WtERT USA , Columbia University, EarthEngineering Center (10/2011)
This thesis consists of two parts. The first is a cost-benefit analysis by the author of a waste to energy (WTE) plant in Montevideo, Uruguay; the second part is a description of WTE projects in various islands, some of which have succeeded and some are in various phases of implementation.

Optimization of MBT considering Energy Efficiency and Protection of Resources and Climate
© Wasteconsult international (5/2011)
In 18 out of 46 MBTs in Germany biological treatment of organic-containing fine fractions takes place with the aim of achieving the deposition criteria exclusively through aerobic rotting. Thus energy potentials contained in the fine fractions are not utilized.

Economic Comparison of Landfilling with and without Anaerobic Pre-Treatment
© Wasteconsult international (5/2011)
Up to the present most development banks (such as the World Bank or the German KfW) have sponsored in particular the fundamentals of waste management such as collection, transport and the orderly depositing of waste.

Willingness to pay for financing electronic waste recycling in Greece
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
The paper examines Greek households’ willingness to pay (WTP) for recycling electronic waste, in particular obsolete IT equipment. More specifically, it presents the results of a telephone survey, which was conducted in Attica Region. The survey highlights the importance of recycling convenience and provides answers to critical pieces of information in order to implement effective recycling policies for e-waste.

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