Waste management in Greenland: current situation and challenges

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Waste management in Greenland: current situation and challenges. / Eisted, Rasmus; Christensen, Thomas Højlund.

In: Waste Management and Research, Vol. 29, No. 10, 2011, p. 1064-1070.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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Eisted, Rasmus; Christensen, Thomas Højlund / Waste management in Greenland: current situation and challenges.

In: Waste Management and Research, Vol. 29, No. 10, 2011, p. 1064-1070.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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title = "Waste management in Greenland: current situation and challenges",
keywords = "Remote areas, Greenland, Sparse data, Arctic, Waste management",
publisher = "Sage Science Press (UK)",
author = "Rasmus Eisted and Christensen, {Thomas Højlund}",
year = "2011",
doi = "10.1177/0734242X10395421",
volume = "29",
number = "10",
pages = "1064--1070",
journal = "Waste Management and Research",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Waste management in Greenland: current situation and challenges

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AU - Eisted,Rasmus

AU - Christensen,Thomas Højlund

PB - Sage Science Press (UK)

PY - 2011

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N2 - Waste management in Greenland (56 000 inhabitants) is characterized by landfilling, incineration and export to Denmark of small quantities of metals and hazardous waste. The annual amount of waste is estimated to about 50 000 tons but actual data are scarce. Data on the waste composition is basically lacking. The scattered small towns and settlements, the climate and the long transport distances between towns and also to recycling industries abroad constitute a complex situation with respect to waste management. The landfills have no collection of gas and leachate and the incinerators are small and equipped with only moderate flue gas cleaning technology. This report summarizes the current waste management situation in Greenland and identifies important challenges in improving the waste management.

AB - Waste management in Greenland (56 000 inhabitants) is characterized by landfilling, incineration and export to Denmark of small quantities of metals and hazardous waste. The annual amount of waste is estimated to about 50 000 tons but actual data are scarce. Data on the waste composition is basically lacking. The scattered small towns and settlements, the climate and the long transport distances between towns and also to recycling industries abroad constitute a complex situation with respect to waste management. The landfills have no collection of gas and leachate and the incinerators are small and equipped with only moderate flue gas cleaning technology. This report summarizes the current waste management situation in Greenland and identifies important challenges in improving the waste management.

KW - Remote areas

KW - Greenland

KW - Sparse data

KW - Arctic

KW - Waste management

U2 - 10.1177/0734242X10395421

DO - 10.1177/0734242X10395421

JO - Waste Management and Research

JF - Waste Management and Research

SN - 0734-242X

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VL - 29

SP - 1064

EP - 1070

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