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|Title:||Life Cycle Thinking in waste management: Summary of European Commission's Malta 2005 Workshop and Pilot Studies|
|Authors:||KONECZNY Karol; PENNINGTON DAVID|
|Citation:||WASTE MANAGEMENT vol. 27 no. 8 p. S92-S97|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||Life cycle thinking is essential to consider the implications of different waste management systems beyond their traditional regional boundaries. Building on data provided by representatives of Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia, the European Commission’s DG JRC conducted a series of life cycle pilot studies in the context of municipal waste management. The results were presented in a JRC workshop in Malta, where the government representatives also outlined their national strategies focusing on the main related achievements. Proposed follow-up activities include a close interaction with the Commission’s project, the European Platform on Life Cycle Assessment, to develop straightforward European life cycle guidelines for the management of various wastes.|
|JRC Directorate:||Sustainable Resources|
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