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Local strategies for efficient management of solid household waste - the full-scale Augustenborg experiment.

Bernstad, Anna LU ; la Cour Jansen, Jes LU and Aspegren, Henrik (2012) In Waste Management & Research 30. p.200-212
Abstract
A system with property-close source-separation of thirteen different solid household waste fractions in a residential area in southern Sweden, including the implementation of new systems for source-separation of food waste, waste electric and electronic equipment, hazardous waste and fat, oils and grease was monitored over a 2-year period. Continuous weighing of disposed waste and repeated waste composting analyses were used to investigate recycling behaviour of households in the area and to monitor the composition of disposed waste. Results show that 34% of the total amount of generated waste was currently diverted to material recycling. The removal of recyclables from residual waste could be significantly increased, as more than 80% of... (More)
A system with property-close source-separation of thirteen different solid household waste fractions in a residential area in southern Sweden, including the implementation of new systems for source-separation of food waste, waste electric and electronic equipment, hazardous waste and fat, oils and grease was monitored over a 2-year period. Continuous weighing of disposed waste and repeated waste composting analyses were used to investigate recycling behaviour of households in the area and to monitor the composition of disposed waste. Results show that 34% of the total amount of generated waste was currently diverted to material recycling. The removal of recyclables from residual waste could be significantly increased, as more than 80% of all waste in the area (bulky waste excluded) was either covered by the Producer Responsibility Ordinances on packaging and newspaper or constitutes food waste suitable for biogas production. Food waste still represented almost 30% of all residual waste in the study area and was thus the fraction with the greatest potential (on weight basis) for increased source-separation. (Less)
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Waste Management & Research
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200 - 212
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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1096-3669
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10.1177/0734242X11410113
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  author       = {Bernstad, Anna and la Cour Jansen, Jes and Aspegren, Henrik},
  issn         = {1096-3669},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {200--212},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Waste Management & Research},
  title        = {Local strategies for efficient management of solid household waste - the full-scale Augustenborg experiment.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0734242X11410113},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2012},
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