Decision support tool for collection and treatment of source-sorted organic municipal solid waste

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Waste management strategies focus on waste minimization and on better utilisation of the resources in the waste in all the Nordic countries. Better handling of municipal waste is in focus, as it is a significant waste fraction with many unused potentials. A tool for support of local decisions about handling of the municipal organic solid waste has been developed in order to cover the spectrum of technological solutions available today and further include the local conditions and priorities in the Nordic countries. The tool focuses on the most important environmental aspects without losing the national or global perspective. Further the tool is kept simple in order to secure that the necessary information can be provided locally.



Energy production and allocation between power and district heating

There are two very important aspects in defining the life cycle inventory (LCI) for production of one unit of electricity and district heating. The first aspect is about the technology and energy source and the second on how to allocate resources and emissions from combined power and heating plants. The LCI for energy products is used in calculating the overall resource consumption and emissions whenever electricity and district heating are produced and consumed in the waste management system.


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