| | SLO | ENG | Cookies and privacy

Bigger font | Smaller font

Show document Help

Title:An analysis of the responsibility for zero waste
Authors:ID Tršelič, Ivana (Author)
ID Schneider, Daniel Rolph (Author)
ID Samec, Niko (Author)
ID Kokalj, Filip (Author)
Files:.pdf An_analysis_of_the_responsibility_for_zero_waste_Trselic_2019.pdf (463,42 KB)
MD5: 9A8205F194432F507EC11BB01FABC8C9
 
URL https://www.fe.um.si/e-jet/38-2019/1741-september-2019.html
 
Language:English
Work type:Scientific work
Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FE - Faculty of Energy Technology
FS - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Abstract:European Union Directive 2008/98/EC sets the priority hierarchy of the prevention of waste, re-using waste, recycling waste, waste recovery, and waste disposal. Although every one of us is in daily contact with waste, we do not have the knowledge that can lead us to the sound management of waste from the beginning, before products are identified as waste. Zero waste is a fundamental concept of the sustainable community of the future. It is a phrase frequently used by politicians seeking to upgrade the municipal solid waste management systems in their communities. In this manner, the responsibility of zero waste is given to the waste management process instead of to householders. Householders then equate waste prevention with recycling and the proper waste management of the collectors, public services, or waste management company. In reality, zero waste starts with each one of us at home. Households should aim to reduce consumption and undertake repairs to extend the life span of products. Behaviour change can only start with knowledge. In reality, waste prevention does not include recycling. Recycling leads to a combined reduction of waste brought to landfill and raw material extraction. The present paper evaluates household waste to clarify the facts. It analyses the composition of three streams: municipal solid waste, separately collected packaging waste, and bulky waste in different regions of Slovenia. The research defines waste into five different categories. The first category is waste that can and should be avoided. The second category is waste that can be re-used. Further on, the research expands by researching the market of the third category that defines recyclables, which waste can be recycled; the last two categories are the waste that we are fighting with at the end of the waste management process, either to make it to the waste-to-energy process or to comply with landfill restrictions. At the end of the research, we summarize the situation of household waste in 2018. Our goal is to reduce the quantity of waste, making only waste that can be recycled. If we consider waste prevention to be a fight against waste, we can put our plan in place by taking the first step: getting to know our enemy.
Keywords:municipal solid waste, zero waste, recycling, lightweight packaging waste, waste management, material recovery
Publication status:Published
Publication version:Version of Record
Publication date:01.09.2019
Publisher:Fakulteta za energetiko Univerze v Mariboru
Year of publishing:2019
Number of pages:Str. 27-40
Numbering:Letn. 12, Št. 2
PID:20.500.12556/DKUM-86489 New window
UDC:628.4
ISSN on article:1855-5748
COBISS.SI-ID:1024365916 New window
Publication date in DKUM:05.12.2023
Views:316
Downloads:7
Metadata:XML RDF-CHPDL DC-XML DC-RDF
Categories:Misc.
:
Copy citation
  
Average score:(0 votes)
Your score:Voting is allowed only for logged in users.
Share:Bookmark and Share


Hover the mouse pointer over a document title to show the abstract or click on the title to get all document metadata.

Record is a part of a journal

Title:Journal of energy technology
Publisher:Fakulteta za energetiko
ISSN:1855-5748
COBISS.SI-ID:243311360 New window

Secondary language

Language:Slovenian
Title:Analiza odgovornosti za družbo brez odpadkov
Abstract:Direktiva 2008/98/EC nam postavlja prioritetno vrsti v hierarhiji: 1. Izogibanje odpadkov, 2. Ponovna uporaba odpadkov, 3. Recikliranje, 4. Energetska izraba, 5. Odlaganje odpadkov Čeprav smo vsi v dnevnem kontaktu z odpadki, vsak od nas nekaj odvrže v kanto za smeti, pa nimamo dovolj informacij, spoznanj, vpogleda, da bi obvladovali odpadke preden to postanejo, preden jih zaznamujejmo kot odpadke. Zero Waste je koncept trajnostne družbe, prihodnosti. To je fraza katero pogosto uporabljajo politični veljaki, ki promovirajo nadgradnjo obdelave komunalnih odpadkov. Ob takšni uporabi fraze, je odgovornost za zero waste prenešena na proces obdelave odpadkov in soodgovrnost ne prevzamejo uporabniki, oziroma povzročitelji komunalnih odpadkov. Gospodnjistva tako enačijo izogibanje, oziroma ne povzročanje odpadkov z recikliranjem in kvalitetno obdelavo odpadkov, zbiralcev odpadkov, komunalnim dejavnostmi in komunal. V resnici pa je zero waste začetek proizvodnje odpadkov. V trenutku, ko stvar poimenujemo kot odpadek, jo odvržemo, smo povzročili odpadek in koncepta zero waste več ni. V resnici so gospodinjstev tista ki vplivajo na količino ustvarjenih odpadkov in imajo v svoji prioritetni vrsti popravila in podaljševanje življenjske dobe produktom. Sprememba obnašanja se lahko prične z izobraževanjem. Preprečevanje nastanka odpadkov ni recikliranje odpadkov. Recikliranje je način kako zmanjšati količino odpadkov, ki končajo na odlagališčih oziroma v sistemu energetske izrabe. Naš cilj je zmanjšanje količine odpadkov, in dejansko proizvajati le takšne odpadke, katere se lahko reciklira. Če definiramo zmanjševanje odpadkov kot boj proti odpadkom, lahko naredimo prvi pravi korak v smeri spoznavanja našega sovražnika.
Keywords:odpadki, recikliranje, ponovna uporaba odpadkov, energetska izraba, odlaganje odpadkov


Collection

This document is a part of these collections:
  1. Journal of energy technology

Comments

Leave comment

You must log in to leave a comment.

Comments (0)
0 - 0 / 0
 
There are no comments!

Back
Logos of partners University of Maribor University of Ljubljana University of Primorska University of Nova Gorica