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.



Life Cycle Inventory

The life cycle inventory for the total scenario includes a quantification of resource consumption and emissions from each of the activities in the scenario. Resources are quantified for energy resources since these are usually the most significant resources when assessing solid waste systems for organic municipal waste. The energy resources are calculated into primary energy (MJ), which describes the energy content of the consumed energy resources. The emissions that are quantified are the main substances that contribute to the main environmental impact potentials that are calculated below in Figure 47.


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