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Sources and factors controlling the disposal of biodegradable municipal solid waste in urban and rural areas of Cyprus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18578157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An inventory of sources of biodegradable municipal soil waste (BMSW) was constructed for urban and rural areas in the EU accession region of Cyprus. Composition analysis was performed on source-separated BMSW collected from households in the rural Ergates Community and an urban area within the Agglanjia Municipality. The data were statistically scrutinized to identify the main factors influencing the quantities of BMSW disposed by urban and rural communities in Cyprus. The results were extrapolated to predict the quantities and types of BMSW disposed by the entire communities. Significantly more BMSW was disposed in the urban area compared to the rural community due to lower diversion rates for green waste and the disposal of food waste from commercial sources. The quantity of food waste collected from households was influenced by socio-economic (household size, income, percentage of children) and behavioural (feeding of food waste to domestic animals, consuming processed 'ready' food) factors, whereas garden size, the type of vegetation, the reuse of trimmings and home composting were the main factors controlling the disposal of green waste.
Iakovos Skourides; Stephen R Smith; Michael Loizides
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Waste management & research : the journal of the International Solid Wastes and Public Cleansing Association, ISWA     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0734-242X     ISO Abbreviation:  Waste Manag Res     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-26     Completed Date:  2008-09-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9881064     Medline TA:  Waste Manag Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  188-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Environmental Control and Waste Management, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Conservation of Natural Resources
Refuse Disposal / methods*

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