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Implementation of the selective collection in small villages of less than 50 inhabitants in Cantabria region (Spain): preliminary viability study

Abstract: This project develops an algorithm for allowing municipalities of dispersed villages of Cantabria, an Autonomous Community situated in the north coast of Spain, to check the environmental feasibility of extending the selective collection in their municipalities. The algorithm will allow these municipalities to introduce their own data and compare two waste management systems (Scenario A and B). Scenario A is referred to the current waste management system in which no selective collection is being carried out. Consequently, light packaging material (LP) and paper and cardboard (P/C) are collected together with the municipal solid wastes (MSW), following the same path. Scenario B is the hypothetic new waste management system in which selective collection is introduced. To determine the environmental preference of these scenarios, an algorithm based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has been developed. Only if environmental impacts in Scenario B are lower than in A when running the model the extension of the selective collection for each individual municipality should be recommended.

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 Authorship: Margallo M., Aldaco R., Bala A., Fullana P., Irabien A.,

 Congress: Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction: PRES (13ª : 2010 : Praga)

 Publisher: AIDIC

 Publication date: 20/08/2010

 No. of pages: 6

 Publication type: Conference object

 DOI: 10.3303/CET1021123

 ISSN: 1974-9791,2283-9216