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.
|Titolo:||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|
|Data di pubblicazione:||3-lug-2001|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|