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Municipal Solid Waste Management in Armenia Current Trends and Steps Forward

Arzumanyan, Georgi (2004)
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Since the early days of the transition process, the negative impact on the environment is very visible in Armenia. In this situation, there is an urgent need for coherent environmental policy, legislation, and institutional structure. It is particularly necessary for the municipal solid waste (MSW) management sector, which has been neglected for many years.

In this context research has been carried out to contribute to the development of efficient policy approaches for MSW in Armenia. This thesis is an attempt to explore current situation in municipal waste management sector, from the policy aspects to operational issues. For that reason a comprehensive analysis of the whole system was conducted, with particular reference to Yerevan
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Since the early days of the transition process, the negative impact on the environment is very visible in Armenia. In this situation, there is an urgent need for coherent environmental policy, legislation, and institutional structure. It is particularly necessary for the municipal solid waste (MSW) management sector, which has been neglected for many years.

In this context research has been carried out to contribute to the development of efficient policy approaches for MSW in Armenia. This thesis is an attempt to explore current situation in municipal waste management sector, from the policy aspects to operational issues. For that reason a comprehensive analysis of the whole system was conducted, with particular reference to Yerevan city.

During the study the following main obstacles and limitations for the sector improvement were revealed, such as, absence of the policy concept on MSW, inconsistent legal and administrative framework, absence of data on MSW and lack of financial resources.

Based on the discussions and analysis a few recommendations at national and local level have been made. They could assist decision-makers in their efforts to improve management in the municipal waste sector. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Since the early days of the transition process, the negative impact on the environment is very visible in Armenia. In this situation, there is an urgent need for coherent environmental policy, legislation, and institutional structure. It is particularly necessary for the municipal solid waste (MSW) management sector, which has been neglected for many years.

In this context research has been carried out to contribute to the development of efficient policy approaches for MSW in Armenia. This thesis is an attempt to explore current situation in municipal waste management sector, from the policy aspects to operational issues. For that reason a comprehensive analysis of the whole system was conducted, with particular reference to Yerevan city.

During the study the following main obstacles and limitations for the sector improvement were revealed, such as, absence of the policy concept on MSW, inconsistent legal and administrative framework, absence of data on MSW and lack of financial resources.

Based on the discussions and analysis a few recommendations at national and local level have been made. They could assist decision-makers in their efforts to improve management in the municipal waste sector.},
  author       = {Arzumanyan, Georgi},
  keyword      = {Armenia,Yerevan,municipal solid waste,obstacles and limitations,policy aspects,legal and administrative framework,Environmental studies,Miljöstudier},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Municipal Solid Waste Management in Armenia Current Trends and Steps Forward},
  year         = {2004},
}