Design methodology to determine the composition of municipal solid waste in Catalonia

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The objective of this project was to launch a standard methodology and system to determine the types of solid waste generated in municipalities across Catalonia. In other words, a method was developed to help determine the proportion of materials such as biowaste, paper, glass etc. that were discarded into the municipal waste stream. In order to determine best practices, socio-demographic studies of waste management practices were conducted.

This characterization of waste involved the collection, sorting, and weighing of solid waste in the municipalities. The solid waste composition was designed largely as an automated process, in order to safely and effectively sort through the waste.

Design methodology to determine the composition of municipal solid waste in Catalonia

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