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Awareness Adds to Knowledge. Stage of the Art Waste Processing Facilities and Industrial Waste Treatment Development

Publication Details
Authors: Kilpeläinen Maria, Happonen Ari
Editors of book: Gnana, Sheela
Publication year: 2021
Language: English
Title of parent publication: Current Approaches in Science and Technology Research
Volume number: 4
ISBN: 978-93-91215-07-1
eISBN: 978-93-91215-15-6
JUFO level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


Globally approximately 2 billion tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) is generated annually, and the trend is towards growth. To fight the ever-growing waste issue, different countries have different practices and processes with various sustainability levels. Waste can be treated in multiple ways and in the sustainability front, the focus on e.g. circular economy related activities has recently been acknowledged. The importance of recycling is also acknowledged, and luckily the waste management industry is moving towards more holistic approaches and trying to limit the waste disposal to landfills. However, most likely the landfills will still remain in some quantity for the waste that cannot be recycled or disposed in any alternative way. Therefore, it is important to understand what kind of landfills will be deemed as necessity and why, to limit the amount of waste that is disposed to landfills and to manage landfill more efficiently. Looking the solutions from technical and waste processing point of view, this work analyzed one of the most efficient and modern state-of-the-art waste facilities. Based on the found data, authors give technological based options to be considered, to how to solve the waste handling/processing challenges and reduce the need for landfills.


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