Life cycle assessment of shredder residue management

Publication: CommissionedReport – Annual report year: 2016

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This report provides a life-cycle assessment (LCA) of the treatment of shredder residue (SR) in Denmark.
The LCA was conducted for the Environmental Protection Agency by DTU Environment in the period March-July 2014, as part of a service agreement between the Danish Environmental Protection Agency and the Technical University of Denmark on research-based services in the field of waste management. The report is part of a larger survey on improved resource recovery of waste, focusing on the environmental as well as socio-economic consequences of different treatment scenarios for shredder waste, impregnated wood waste, wood waste for recycling and district heating pipes. The LCA was conducted using the EASETECH LCA model developed by DTU Environment for the environmental assessment of waste management systems and environmental technologies.
The LCA was conducted in accordance with the LCA principles outlined in DS/EN ISO standards 14040 and 14044. A critical review was carried out by external LCA experts from the Danish Technological Institute. A reference group consisting of Danish stakeholders with interests in SR management were asked to comment on the report as well. All critical comments from reference group and LCA reviewer were followed and the report was changed accordingly.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherDanish Environmental Protection Agency
Number of pages102
ISBN (print)978-87-93435-11-7
StatePublished - 2015
SeriesMiljoeprojekter
Number1814, 2015
ISSN0105-3094
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