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QUANTIFYING HOUSEHOLD WASTE DIVERSION FROM LANDFILL DISPOSAL BY HOME COMPOSTING AND KERBSIDE COLLECTION

MITAFTSI, O. and SMITH, S.R. (2006) QUANTIFYING HOUSEHOLD WASTE DIVERSION FROM LANDFILL DISPOSAL BY HOME COMPOSTING AND KERBSIDE COLLECTION. In: Waste 2006.

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    Abstract

    The European Landfill Directive requires the phased reduction of biodegradable waste disposal to landfill. One option, with significant potential to divert biodegradable municipal waste from landfill, is to encourage householders to compost their organic waste at home and this approach is supported in principle by the UK Government. However, whilst the benefits of home composting are recognized, there is uncertainty about the actual quantitative effectiveness of this approach to biodegradable waste management and, currently, Local Authorities responsible for municipal waste disposal and recycling do not receive credit or recognition for promoting this activity in the UK. This project aims to quantify the amounts of waste diverted from landfill through home composting, and other household waste recycling methods, by measuring the effects of these practices on the quantity and composition of residual waste produced at the individual household level.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Additional Information: This material is published by kind permission of Golder Associates. Copyright © 2006 Golder Associates.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: EU Directives, landfill, BMW, UK Government, composting, households.
    Collections: Waste Conference Series > 2006
    Organisations: Imperial College London
    Country: Europe > European Union (EU) > United Kingdom
    Topics: Waste And Resources Topics > Waste Technologies > Composting
    Waste And Resources Topics > Government Waste and Resources Topics > EU - Waste and Resources > EU Directives
    Waste And Resources Topics > Waste Cycles, Hierarchies & Conceptual Models > Waste Prevention > Household Waste Prevention
    Waste And Resources Topics > Waste Technologies > Landfill
    Depositing User: Mr Paul Humphries
    Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2012 15:38
    Last Modified: 28 Sep 2012 15:38
    URI: http://warrr.org/id/eprint/1050

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