Municipal Waste Management in Europe

A Comparative Study in Building Regimes

  • Nicolas Buclet
  • Olivier Godard

Part of the Environment & Management book series (EMAN, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Nicolas Buclet, Olivier Godard
    Pages 1-4
  3. Lilo Fischer, Ulrich Petschow
    Pages 5-62
  4. Patrick Kalders, Wim Hafkamp
    Pages 63-86
  5. N. Buclet, C. Defeuilley, S. Lupton
    Pages 87-119
  6. Paolo Bertossi, Antonio Kaulard, Antonio Massarutto
    Pages 121-169
  7. A. D. Andreadakis, Y. Razis, K. Hadjibiros, D. G. Christoulas
    Pages 171-202
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 225-233

About this book


Nicolas Buclet and Olivier Godard In terms of economic scale, waste management is one of the two most important environmentally oriented sectors. 1 It stands at the cross-roads in the material organization of society, resource management, changing lifestyles and consumption patterns, and ecological issues. For many years waste management has been perceived as aresources and health issue, confined mainly to dense urban areas, and not an environmental issue. In contemporary affiuent societies, however, the scale reached by waste flows, the inheritance of accumulated deposits in soils from the waste of previous generations and increasing levels of public concern about environmental proteetion and quality of life have all conspired to impose a fresh look at what waste really implies for a modern society. We are obliged to focus our attention on such questions as how the circulation of matter is at present organized by society and can be modified and controlled if economic development is to become more environmentally sustainable. This is the period we live in. Significant changes in waste management in European countries have been introduced during the last decade or so. To some extent the transition between traditional regimes mainly based on local disposal and new regimes based on a revised organisation of flows of waste matter is still in the making, involving new attitudes, new activities, new technologies and new incentives, reducing the pressure on virgin natural resources and eliminating the huge dissipation of various pollutants into the environment.


European Union (EU) Institution development municipal waste management organization waste management

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicolas Buclet
    • 1
  • Olivier Godard
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le DéveloppementNogent sur MarneFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire d’EconométrieEcole PolytechniqueParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5292-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9476-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-9711
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