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Methodology proposed for estimating biowaste generation using municipal rurality indexes

Abstract: The separated collection and management of biowaste (BW) must be implemented in next years in the European countries. In order to define a proper BW strategy, it is necessary to estimate the generation at a municipal level, since depending on the amount to be treated, the strategy may notably vary. The aim of this study is to develop a methodology to estimate BW generation at municipal level taking into account the characteristics of the region, the Municipal Solid Waste management applied, and diferent socio-economic variables that defne the level of rurality of a municipality. A model to estimate the BW generation for each type of municipality has been developed using Multiple Linear Regression Analysis. As input data, results from a Waste Compositional Analysis executed by the regional government to samples collected on 38 municipalities and data related to infuential socio-economic variables have been used. Signifcant infuence of socio-economic variables on BW generation is observed for the rural municipalities. The evolution of these characteristics, as well as the greater awareness of society with food waste, have change the consumption patterns. Therefore, it is not recommended to use static ratios, but models that allow including socio-economic changes in the estimation of waste generation.

 Autoría: Baquero M., Cifrian E., Pérez-Gandarillas L., Andrés A.,

 Fuente: Waste and Biomass Valorization, 2022, 13(2), 941-954

Editorial: Springer Netherlands

 Fecha de publicación: 01/02/2022

Nº de páginas: 14

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1007/s12649-021-01571-2

ISSN: 1877-2641,1877-265X

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12649-021-01571-2