Global warming factor of municipal solid waste management in Europe

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Global warming factor of municipal solid waste management in Europe. / Gentil, Emmanuel; Clavreul, Julie; Christensen, Thomas Højlund.

In: Waste Management and Research, Vol. 27, No. 9, 2009, p. 850-860.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2009

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Gentil, Emmanuel; Clavreul, Julie; Christensen, Thomas Højlund / Global warming factor of municipal solid waste management in Europe.

In: Waste Management and Research, Vol. 27, No. 9, 2009, p. 850-860.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2009

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title = "Global warming factor of municipal solid waste management in Europe",
publisher = "Sage Science Press (UK)",
author = "Emmanuel Gentil and Julie Clavreul and Christensen, {Thomas Højlund}",
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volume = "27",
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pages = "850--860",
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A1 - Christensen,Thomas Højlund

AU - Gentil,Emmanuel

AU - Clavreul,Julie

AU - Christensen,Thomas Højlund

PB - Sage Science Press (UK)

PY - 2009

Y1 - 2009

N2 - The global warming factor (GWF; CO2-eq. tonne—1 waste) performance of municipal waste management has been investigated for six representative European Member States: Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Poland and the United Kingdom. The study integrated European waste statistical data for 2007 in a life-cycle assessment modelling perspective. It is shown that significant GWF benefit was achieved due to the high level of energy and material recovery substituting fossil energy and raw materials production, especially in Denmark and Germany. The study showed that, despite strong regulation of waste management at European level, there are major differences in GWF performance among the member states, due to the relative differences of waste composition, type of waste management technologies available nationally, and the average performance of these technologies. It has been demonstrated through a number of sensitivity analyses that, within the national framework, key waste management technology parameters can influence drastically the national GWF performance of waste management.

AB - The global warming factor (GWF; CO2-eq. tonne—1 waste) performance of municipal waste management has been investigated for six representative European Member States: Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Poland and the United Kingdom. The study integrated European waste statistical data for 2007 in a life-cycle assessment modelling perspective. It is shown that significant GWF benefit was achieved due to the high level of energy and material recovery substituting fossil energy and raw materials production, especially in Denmark and Germany. The study showed that, despite strong regulation of waste management at European level, there are major differences in GWF performance among the member states, due to the relative differences of waste composition, type of waste management technologies available nationally, and the average performance of these technologies. It has been demonstrated through a number of sensitivity analyses that, within the national framework, key waste management technology parameters can influence drastically the national GWF performance of waste management.

U2 - 10.1177/0734242X09350659

DO - 10.1177/0734242X09350659

JO - Waste Management and Research

JF - Waste Management and Research

SN - 0734-242X

IS - 9

VL - 27

SP - 850

EP - 860

ER -