Influence of implementing selective collection on municipal waste management systems in developing countries: A Brazilian case study
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TitleInfluence of implementing selective collection on municipal waste management systems in developing countries: A Brazilian case study
The aim of this study is to analyse the evolution of the municipal solid waste management (MSWM) system of João Pessoa (Brazil), which is one of the pioneering Brazilian cities to implement door-to-door selective ... [+]
The aim of this study is to analyse the evolution of the municipal solid waste management (MSWM) system of João Pessoa (Brazil), which is one of the pioneering Brazilian cities to implement door-to-door selective collection programmes to study the effect of policy decisions in the last decade about selective collection. To this end, the present study includes the characterisation of the waste management system in this municipality from 2005 to 2015, and the analysis of the relation of these data with the socio-economic characteristics of the population in different city districts based on the data collected directly from the different stakeholders involved in the MSWM system. Our results are based on identifying the different socio-economic aspects that may influence the success of implementing recyclable waste selective collection programmes. This study also highlights the great deal of room for improvement in the selective collected waste ratio in João Pessoa as, in 2015, only 1.5% of generated recyclable waste was selectively collected. Spreading and improving awareness-raising campaigns throughout the city are key aspects that can improve this ratio, and the standardisation of registering information on the MSWM system is a basic issue to measure the system and to facilitate the undertaking of future analyses. [-]
Investigation projectThe authors express their thanks to the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development - CNPq. through the Public Call announcement MCTI / CNPq No. 14/2013 - Universal / Case No. 484357 / 2013-1, the Municipality of Urban Cleaning of the City (EMLUR) and CYTED (Project 715RT0494) which enabled the development of this research. Special thanks to the students of the Environmental Engineering Degree (UFPB, João Pessoa, Brazil) (B.F.B. Sousa, N.K.L. Moreira, R.B. Viana, R.P.T.E. Ramalho) who participate during the data collection process. Also, special thanks to Pablo Juan, for his contribution to the statistical analysis.
Bibliographic citationIBÁÑEZ-FORÉS, Valeria, et al. Influence of implementing selective collection on municipal waste management systems in developing countries: A Brazilian case study. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 2018, vol. 134, p.100-111
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