Efficient glass and metal waste management system in Finland, conceptual study

Sirje Vares, Jarkko Lehtinen

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    Abstract

    In waste management, it is essential to reduce the total amount of wastes and also to enhance reuse, recycling, and utilization of waste. The main goal of this study was to formulate and assess a life cycle model for the collection of container glass with household metal waste in Finland. The benefit of using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in understanding waste management systems is that it provides a comprehensive view of the processes and impacts involved. Our study includes different collection scenarios, where flows of materials and energy in the production, collection, purification, and use of recycling glass as a secondary material were studied. Recycling is widely assumed to be environmentally beneficial. Nevertheless, it is commonly forgotten that collecting, sorting, purification and processing of materials into new products also have environmental impacts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Life Cycle Management Conference
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventLife Cycle Management Conference - Zürich, Switzerland
    Duration: 27 Aug 200729 Aug 2007

    Conference

    ConferenceLife Cycle Management Conference
    CountrySwitzerland
    CityZürich
    Period27/08/0729/08/07

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    waste management
    recycling
    glass
    purification
    life cycle
    sorting
    environmental impact
    energy
    material
    metal waste
    product
    household
    container

    Keywords

    • waste management
    • environmental impacts
    • recycling
    • reuse
    • logistics

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    Vares, S., & Lehtinen, J. (2007). Efficient glass and metal waste management system in Finland, conceptual study. In Proceedings of the Life Cycle Management Conference
    Vares, Sirje ; Lehtinen, Jarkko. / Efficient glass and metal waste management system in Finland, conceptual study. Proceedings of the Life Cycle Management Conference. 2007.
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    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

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