Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has been applied to an Italian case study of integrated waste management (IWM) by the aid of a software tool named WISARDTM. The purpose of the study is to compare the environmental profiles of an IWM actual scenario (1997) and of a future scenario (2003), as described by the new local waste management plan (WMP). The shift from a massive use of landfill to an increased recycle and incineration rates of municipal solid waste (MSW) leads to a significant improvement of almost all considered impact categories. This study confirms that the adoption and implementation of the new WMP makes for a noticeable amelioration of the global environmental profile of the IWM system of the investigated area.

Integrated Waste Management Life Cycle Assessment for Prevention, Recovery and Recycling. An Italian Case Study: Application of Wisard to IWM in the Province of Ravenna

Masoni, P.
2001-07-03

Abstract

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has been applied to an Italian case study of integrated waste management (IWM) by the aid of a software tool named WISARDTM. The purpose of the study is to compare the environmental profiles of an IWM actual scenario (1997) and of a future scenario (2003), as described by the new local waste management plan (WMP). The shift from a massive use of landfill to an increased recycle and incineration rates of municipal solid waste (MSW) leads to a significant improvement of almost all considered impact categories. This study confirms that the adoption and implementation of the new WMP makes for a noticeable amelioration of the global environmental profile of the IWM system of the investigated area.
Sistemi energetici ecosostenibili
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