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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/52/S20.073

INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY – CASE STUDY ARAD COUNTY, ROMANIA

I.A. Cretan, N.S. Nemes
Wednesday 13 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-09-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 52, 573-580 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/52/S20.073

ABSTRACT

The paper analyses the waste management practice for the Arad County located in the western part of Romania. Together with Timis County it forms a prosperous region in Romania, attracting numerous foreign investors, especially because its proximity to the border. The transformations that led to the modernization of land in this county were radical and occurred unevenly. The main driving forces of resource consumption are economic growth, technological developments and changing consumption and production patterns. About one third of resources used are turned into waste and emissions. The use of resources is partly due to increased consumption of goods and services. In terms of waste management all economic changes must be reflected in the integrated waste management practices. The real issues concern the growth of the quantity and variety of wastes in contrast with the inadequate facilities and locations. This continuous neglect will led to the deterioration of the water, soil, air and health resources.

Keywords: integrated waste management, collected waste, municipal wastes, industrial wastes, environment protection.