Municipal Waste Composition Analysis – Approaches to and Solutions for Czech Waste Management
Current trends in European Union waste management (WM) have resulted in the unified European Reference Model on Waste. The European Commission and European Environment Agency commissioned research subjects to develop the model, which covers all 28 EU Member States. Uniform information about municipal waste composition is essential for WM modelling at all territorial administration levels. This paper describes demands for (residual) municipal waste composition analyses in the conditions of Czech WM. Besides legislation and environmental strategies, the main motivation is to assess analyses procedures from the point of view of their economic and technical feasibility. Therefore, the requirements for analyses in a specific purpose context are described, and the main sampling methods are assessed. Typical methods and procedures are identified in the paper. The author’s team further develops suggestions to propose optimal and effective waste composition analyses solution for intended purposes in Czech WM context.
Keywordswaste management, municipal waste, waste composition analysis, waste treatment, waste composition analysis methodology
Document typePeer reviewed
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Source2nd International Conference on Technologies & Business Models for Circular Economy: Conference Proceedings. 2020, p. 1-10.