Application of Life Cycle Assessment to Optimize the MSW Classification Schemes, Pudong, China
International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2015, Pages: 347-350
Received: Dec. 1, 2015; Published: Dec. 1, 2015
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Xiaojing Chen, School of Economics, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
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Abstract
In recent years, municipal solid waste management has bacame increasingly important in urban management, and waste classification is one of the very important parts in the waste management. Exactly how garbage classification and classification to what extent are the major problems in China to promote garbage classification and comprehensively promot policies faced. In this paper, we use life cycle assessment (Life Cycle Assessment, LCA) to assess the potential environmental impact of the four possible classification schemes, that source rough classification, the source of the general classification, the source detailed classification and fine classification source. Pudong New Area is in each case, and three indicators assessed: for the greenhouse effect (Global Warming, GW), acidified (Acidification) and eutrophication (Eutrophication). The results show that shame 3 is the optimal solution for the environment; followed by 2 and 4 programs; shame 1 is the worst environmental benefit program.
Keywords
Municipal Solid Waste, Waste Classification, Life Cycle Assessment
To cite this article
Xiaojing Chen, Application of Life Cycle Assessment to Optimize the MSW Classification Schemes, Pudong, China, International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 347-350. doi: 10.11648/j.ijema.20150305.26
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