WASTE DISPOSAL-IMPACTS ON ENVIRONMENT

Ivona Škultétyová
unpublished
Historical trends in waste generation show an increase in the quantities of waste generated for most countries and it is clear that the trend will continue. The average European now creates more than half a tone of municipal solid waste each year. Treatment methods are used to reduce the amount of residual waste for disposal, and to achieve one or more of the following goals-reduce the potential environmental impacts of the waste, separate and recovery materials or energy, reduce transport
more » ... duce transport costs, reduce the volume of landfill needed, reduce the minimise overall costs The treatment and disposal of solid waste involves a range of processes including landfill, incineration, composting, pyrolysis/gasification, etc., all of which may result in emissions to the environment. Residents near undesirable facilities are often highly concerned about the facility's impact on people's health, environment and property values.
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