Environmental sustainability assessment of municipal solid waste management through carbon footprint

Pérez Rodríguez, Javier and Rodriguez Hurtado, Encarnacion and Lumbreras Martín, Julio (2017). Environmental sustainability assessment of municipal solid waste management through carbon footprint. In: "Industriales Research Meeting 2017", 4 y 5 de abril de 2017, Madrid, España. ISBN 978-84-16397-58-7. p. 81.

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Title: Environmental sustainability assessment of municipal solid waste management through carbon footprint
Author/s:
  • Pérez Rodríguez, Javier
  • Rodriguez Hurtado, Encarnacion
  • Lumbreras Martín, Julio
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Poster)
Event Title: Industriales Research Meeting 2017
Event Dates: 4 y 5 de abril de 2017
Event Location: Madrid, España
Title of Book: Industriales Research Meeting 2017
Date: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-16397-58-7
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Química Industrial y del Medio Ambiente
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

One of the most challenging issues for building sustainable cities is the improvement of municipal solid waste management (MSWM), which requires a substantial effort to reduce its production and improve its different stages: collection (or pre-collection/containerization), transport and treatment. Each of these stages has environmental impacts stemming from the use of bags to hold the waste generated by residents in their homes, from the containers placed in public roads for drop-off, from the use of lorries or systems to transport waste to the processing plants, and from the construction and operation of plants to treat each waste fraction. In Europe, the Waste Framework Directive specifies Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as a necessary policy-making tool, ensuring that impacts are assessed from cradle to grave, and avoiding ?hiding? impacts by moving them to other countries or stages of production/consumption. One of the environmental impacts evaluated is climate change (CC), in which greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the whole life cycle are calculated: carbon footprint (CF). This poster shows a methodology, based on LCA standards (ISO 14040 / 14044 / 14067), to calculate CF of MSWM. This methodology was applied to Madrid City.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainCTQ 2013-48280-C3-2RUnspecifiedRodriguez Hurtado, Mª EncarnaciónOptimización de la gestión de residuos municipales

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Item ID: 50336
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/50336/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:50336
Official URL: https://eventos.upm.es/9491/detail/industriales-research-meeting-irm.html
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 16 Jul 2018 14:38
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2018 16:39
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