Author(s): A. Governanti, M. La Gennusa, G. Rizzo & G. Scaccianoce
This paper addresses the problem of synthetically evaluating the environmental
performances of urban solid waste systems.
This, in fact, represents a crucial
point in the management process of complex systems that local administrations
are called to cope with, in order to provide decisions about policy options that
involve different issues characterising the quality of life of people.
methods of evaluation are clearly required for this aim.
This work introduces the
dashboard of sustainability and the ecological footprint approaches as aggregate
indicators of the performances of solid waste management systems.
have been selected due to their intrinsic simplicities, provided that the required
data are available, although the first one can be defined as a political tool, while
the second one can be defined as a technical tool.
An application of both
methods to the situation of Sicily is proposed here.
Waste management does represent an important issue to cope with in order of
achieving sustainable features in the governance of urban contexts.
With the increasing levels of lifestyle of people, in fact, enormous quantities
of solid waste are currently released in industrialised as well developing
A suitable approach to this problem is therefore a crucial in the aim of
properly addressing the environmental performances of towns....
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/WM040471
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