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Estimation of urban waste generated and uncollected in Romania

Mihai, Florin-Constantin and Ghiurca, Ana-Andreea and Lamasanu, Andreea (2011): Estimation of urban waste generated and uncollected in Romania. Published in: Analele Universității Oradea, Fascicula: Protecția Mediului , Vol. 17, No. 2 (2011): pp. 719-724.


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Urban waste generation due to economic development and living standards raise serious problems in providing sustainable waste management of cities . Because not all of Romania's urban population are served by sanitation services, some wastes are generated and uncollected being often uncontrolled disposed contributing to urban pollution. This paper aims on the one hand one to estimate the amount of urban waste generated and uncollected and on the other hand to perform a spatial analysis of these wastes at the Romanian counties level using thematic cartography. Outlined regional disparities allows a more accurate assessment of the vulnerability of cities to waste pollution. Total urban population access to waste collection services is a basic condition for developing an efficient waste management system and to reduce pollution. The current urban waste management system must improve to comply objectives and targets imposed by the EU acquis.

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