Performance Assessment Method of Urban Waste Management Systems from Neamț County, Romania
Present Environment and Sustainable Development, 7 (1): 160-167, 2013 ISSN: 1843-5971
8 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2015
Date Written: 2013
This paper proposes a performance assessment method (PAM) at urban scale, based on five specific waste indicators such as: population access to waste collection services (%), separate collection (%), reuse & recycle (%), landfilling (%) and amounts of waste uncollected (Qwu-%). Values of each indicator are correlated to an assessment table for three different years (2004, 2007, 2010) highlighting the disparities between urban localities from Neamt County. The paper also examines the changes and dysfunctions of urban waste management systems between preaccession vs post-accession period. PAM should be a necessary tool for environmental authorities or decision-makers for monitoring process of municipal solid waste systems from various cities on regional scale particularly for new EU members.
Keywords: P.A.M., waste management, urban areas, disparities
JEL Classification: L97, L98, K32, I00, H70, P36, O20, R50, Q20
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