EU Acquis Compliance on Urban Waste Management. Case Study: Piatra Neamt , Romania

Mihai et al._13th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference on ECOLOGY, ECONOMICS, EDUCATION AND LEGISLATION, SGEM2013, Conference Proceedings vol 1: pp. 423-430, DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BE5.V1/S20.056

8 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2015

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Florin Mihai

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Liviu Apostol

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Adrian Ursu

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Dan-Adrian Chelaru

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

This paper examines the current challenges in urban waste management systems under EU regulations for a newcomer state. Piatra NeamÈ› is among the first Romanian cities which made the transition from a traditional to a modern waste management infrastructure through ISPA funds. These changes are poor reflected in rate of recyling and treatment so far according to analysis of waste streams. The paper performs a critical review of waste management services and also assesses the vulnerability to illegal dumping. Inappropriate sites of waste management facilities contribute to environmental pollution and urban landscape degradation. Comparative analysis between pre-accession period vs. current situation highlights one the one hand the improvements in this sector and on the other hand the difficulties to comply EU targets.

Keywords: waste streams, EU acquis, infrastructure, city, spatial issues

JEL Classification: I31, H70, K32, L97, Q20, R52, R58, O20

Suggested Citation

Mihai, Florin and Apostol, Liviu and Ursu, Adrian and Chelaru, Dan-Adrian, EU Acquis Compliance on Urban Waste Management. Case Study: Piatra Neamt , Romania (2013). Mihai et al._13th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference on ECOLOGY, ECONOMICS, EDUCATION AND LEGISLATION, SGEM2013, Conference Proceedings vol 1: pp. 423-430, DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BE5.V1/S20.056. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2555444

Florin Mihai (Contact Author)

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography ( email )

Iasi, Iasi
Romania

Liviu Apostol

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography ( email )

Iasi, Iasi
Romania

Adrian Ursu

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography ( email )

Iasi, Iasi
Romania

Dan-Adrian Chelaru

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Bulevardul Carol I nr. 20A
Lasi, Iasi 700505
Romania

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