WIT Press


No Time To Waste, It Is Time To Waste A Feasibility Study On Underground Waste Collection

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT000211

Volume

49

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

1,055 kb

Author(s)

J.H.R. van Duin

Abstract

Time or no time to waste has become a central research question for the next few years. Traditionally, manufacturers did not feel responsible for their products after consumer use. The bulk of used products was dumped or incinerated with considerable damage to the environment. Nowadays waste management receives increasing attention. Lately, due to new waste management legislation, the emphasis has been shifting to recovery, due to the high costs and environmental burdens of disposal. Recently, at regional level, municipalities have become more aware of the fact that waste collection is one of the key elements in the reverse logistics chain. For a specific new area to be built in a Dutch town, called Almere, we have carried out a feasibility study on underground waste

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