Title: Supporting Environmentally Sound Decisions for Bio-waste Management - A practical guide to Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC65851
ISBN: 978-92-79-21018-1 (print), 978-92-79-21019-8 (PDF)
ISSN: 1018-5593 (print), 1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 24917 EN
OPOCE LB-NA-24917-EN-C (print), LB-NA-24917-EN-N (PDF)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC65851
DOI: 10.2788/53942
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This guidance document provides European, National and regional/local waste policy makers, waste managers, and businesses with the background to implement the Waste Framework Directive for bio-waste policy in a more sustainable way. This can be achieved by selecting the most environmentally sound waste management option for bio-waste. This guidance document does not seek to be comprehensive. It outlines the key principles to improve the decision making process in bio-waste management by using Life Cycle Thinking and Assessment. Its main aim is to provide practical, yet structured guidance on how to identify the preferable environmental option for bio-waste management. In particular, a number of different options for bio-waste management are considered (e.g., composting, anaerobic digestion, incineration) and guidance is given on how to assess and compare their environmental performance using a life cycle approach.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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