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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B51/S20.080

RURAL WASTE GENERATION: A GEOGRAPHICAL SURVEY AT LOCAL SCALE

F. C. Mihai, A. M. Oiste, D. A. Chelaru
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-17-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 1, 585-592 pp

ABSTRACT
The paper examines the per capita waste generation rates from from rural areas of
Neamț County (Romania) using thematic cartography. Geographical approach of this
issue is difficult because the lack of a geostatistic database at commune scale. Spatial analysis of waste indicators reveals several disparities between localities. omparability of data between communes located in various geographical conditions must be carrefully made according to local waste management systems. Several dysfunctionalities are outlined in order to compare these results, on the one hand, between localities and on the one hand, between recent years. Geographical analysis of waste generation rates is imperative for a proper monitoring of this sector. Data from 2009, 2010 and 2012 shows that rural waste management is in a full process of hange towards a more organized, stable and efficient system.

Keywords: waste generation, rural areas, local disparities, geography of waste