Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management is not only a contemporary problem but also an issue at world level. More in detail, the tourist areas are more difficult to be managed. The dynamics of MSW production in tourist areas is affected by the addition of a significant amount of population equivalent during few months. Consequences are seen in terms of amount of MSW to be managed, but also on the quality of Selective Collection (SC). In this paper two case studies are analyzed in order to point out some strategies useful for a correct management of this problem, also taking into account the interactions with the sector of waste-to-energy. The case studies concern a tourist area in the North of Italy and another area in the South. Peak of production are clearly visible during the year. SC variations demonstrate that the tourists’ behavior is not adequate to get the same results as with the resident population.

Critical analysis of the integration of RMSW incineration and selective collection in two Italian tourist areas

Rada, Elena Cristina;Ragazzi, Marco;
2014

Abstract

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management is not only a contemporary problem but also an issue at world level. More in detail, the tourist areas are more difficult to be managed. The dynamics of MSW production in tourist areas is affected by the addition of a significant amount of population equivalent during few months. Consequences are seen in terms of amount of MSW to be managed, but also on the quality of Selective Collection (SC). In this paper two case studies are analyzed in order to point out some strategies useful for a correct management of this problem, also taking into account the interactions with the sector of waste-to-energy. The case studies concern a tourist area in the North of Italy and another area in the South. Peak of production are clearly visible during the year. SC variations demonstrate that the tourists’ behavior is not adequate to get the same results as with the resident population.
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E., Ranieri; Rada, Elena Cristina; Ragazzi, Marco; S., Masi; C., Montanaro
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