WIT Press

Recycling And Processing Of Waste: Possibilities And Perspectives

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EENV030041

Volume

62

Pages

8

Published

2003

Size

381.96 kb

Author(s)

I. Frantzis

Abstract

Recycling has become a fundamental element of any Solid Waste Management (SWM) system and legitimate obligation of the relevant Agencies. According to the legislation, alternative management (reuse, recycling, energy evaluation) of municipal waste is obligatory, while qualitative and quantitative targets have been set. The huge increase of packaging materials is playing a great role in this. Up to now, in Greece, recycling is implemented almost exclusively through Separation at Source. A number of SWM Agencies are running such programs showing useful results, such as high operating cost (due to collection), very low waste reduction, i.e., not exceeding 3-4% of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and necessary post processing (due to contaminants or necessity for materials separation into different categories). Based on this it is quite clear that Separation at Source cannot be t

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