WIT Press


Waste Recycling And The Sustainable City

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

8

Published

2000

Size

856 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000201

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

A.S. Pereira, L.B. Oliveira & M.M. Reis

Abstract

Cities have been generating an enormous amount of trash, and its proper disposal has become a major problem for them. Waste recycling represents one way to reduce this problem. This paper explains why the sustainable city will have to recycle the highest possible amount of waste by presenting not only the problems related to waste disposal in urban areas, but also in what way and to what degree recycling can prevent and reduce these problems. Besides, the paper shows the environmental and economical benefits directly obtained through recycling, those indirectly achieved related to the saved energy, as well as the barriers and difficulties to implement public policies related to waste recycling. 1 Introduction All over the world environmen

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