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Municipal Solid Waste Management in Santiago de Chile: Challenges and Perspectives towards Sustainability

  • Klaus-Rainer Bräutigam
  • Tahnee Gonzalez
  • Marcel Szanto
  • Helmut Seifert
  • Joachim Vogdt
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Abstract

This chapter gives an overview of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago de Chile (RMS). On the basis of this data, MSW management in RMS is assessed with selected sustainability indicators and their corresponding target values. In addition, the most urgent problems are identified. To evaluate options for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from landfills, the results of model calculations are presented, taking into account the segregated collection of the organic fraction of MSW in RMS.

Keywords

Greenhouse gas emissions Landfill Separate collection Sustainability analysis Waste management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus-Rainer Bräutigam
    • 1
  • Tahnee Gonzalez
    • 1
  • Marcel Szanto
    • 1
  • Helmut Seifert
    • 1
  • Joachim Vogdt
    • 1
  1. 1.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)Eggenstein-LeopoldshafenGermany

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