Solid Waste Management for Circular Economy: Challenges and Opportunities in Romania – The Case Study of Iasi County

  • Cristina GhineaEmail author
  • Maria GavrilescuEmail author
Part of the Greening of Industry Networks Studies book series (GINS, volume 6)


In this work we proposed to answer some questions related with solid waste management and circular economy. The research questions were: What is the connection between circular economy and solid waste sector? How can the circular economy be implemented and which are the necessary policies for waste recycling? Which are the environmental issues related with the waste management in Europe? What are the main problems and opportunities in solid waste management in Romania? Can it be achieved a medium- and long-term prognosis of solid waste generation? In this paper we also suggested strategic solutions for integrated waste management and policies for its improvement. We have discussed the zero waste to landfill target together with the public perception and participation in waste management sector. We have applied the life cycle assessment for environmental evaluation of the proposed waste management scenarios and the trend analysis for waste prognosis.


Iasi Romania Life cycle Public perception Zero waste 



This work was elaborated with the support of EURODOC “Doctoral Scholarships for Research Performance at European Level” project ID_59410, financed by the European Social Found and Romanian Government, GaBi4: Software and database for Life Cycle Engineering, PE INTERNATIONAL GmbH and with the support of two Grants of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research, CNCS-UEFISCDI: project PN-III-P4-ID-PCE-2016-0683, contract 65/2017, and project PN-III-P2-2.1-BG-2016-0130, contract 64BG/30.09.2016.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Food EngineeringStefan cel Mare University of SuceavaSuceavaRomania
  2. 2.Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection, Department of Environmental Engineering and Management“Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of IasiIasiRomania
  3. 3.Academy of Romanian ScientistsBucharestRomania

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