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Analysis of Municipal Waste Development and Management in Self-Governing Regions of Slovakia

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Institute of Earth Resources, Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and Geotechnologies, Technical University of Kosice, Letná 9, 042 00 Košice, Slovakia
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Department of Economics and Management of Public Administration, Faculty of Public Administration, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Popradská 66, 041 32 Košice, Slovakia
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Institute of Control and Informatization of Production Processes, Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and Geotechnologies, Technical University of Košice, Letná 9, 042 00 Košice, Slovakia
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Sustainability 2020, 12(14), 5818; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12145818
Received: 11 May 2020 / Revised: 1 July 2020 / Accepted: 6 July 2020 / Published: 20 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Municipal Solid Waste Management)
In the European Union, basic strategy results from the need to provide intelligent, sustainable, and inclusive growth, along with respect to social and economic impacts of waste treatment. The paper focuses on municipal waste and its separation. Generally, within global waste management initiatives, the main goal is to minimize the negative effects of waste on the environment, as well as to increase and optimize the sources’ efficiency in the waste economy. Research on municipal waste development and its separation was done in individual regions of Slovakia to find if socially weaker regions have worse waste treatment. The results were compared according to the waste development per inhabitant and per household, as well as through rate indexes, which are connected to relationships between waste, social, and economic indexes. The results confirmed research results from other countries that show that the volume of municipal waste is increasing due to increased living standards of inhabitants. However, on the other hand, waste separation rates also increased—mainly based on the legislative support. View Full-Text
Keywords: environment; sustainable development of regions; municipal waste; separated waste; Slovakia environment; sustainable development of regions; municipal waste; separated waste; Slovakia
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Taušová, M.; Mihaliková, E.; Čulková, K.; Stehlíková, B.; Tauš, P.; Kudelas, D.; Štrba, Ľ.; Domaracká, L. Analysis of Municipal Waste Development and Management in Self-Governing Regions of Slovakia. Sustainability 2020, 12, 5818. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12145818

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Taušová M, Mihaliková E, Čulková K, Stehlíková B, Tauš P, Kudelas D, Štrba Ľ, Domaracká L. Analysis of Municipal Waste Development and Management in Self-Governing Regions of Slovakia. Sustainability. 2020; 12(14):5818. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12145818

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Taušová, Marcela, Eva Mihaliková, Katarína Čulková, Beáta Stehlíková, Peter Tauš, Dušan Kudelas, Ľubomír Štrba, and Lucia Domaracká. 2020. "Analysis of Municipal Waste Development and Management in Self-Governing Regions of Slovakia" Sustainability 12, no. 14: 5818. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12145818

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