DOW/URV Chair of Sustainable Development - Outstanding Events
Publication of the article “Los residuos domésticos y asimilables en Cataluña [...]”, by Òscar Saladié, in the Boletín de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles.
This year 2011 an article written by Òscar Saladié, member of the DOW/URV Sustainable Desenvolupament Chair, was published in the Boletín de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles (BAGE), "Los residuos domésticos y asimilables en Cataluña: la generación y la recogida selectiva como indicadores de la sostenibilidad del desarrollo territorial".
Household and similar waste generation in Catalonia between 2000 and 2009 has increased a 20.8%, meanwhile population for the same period has been a 18.7%. That means a small increase in generation per capita, rising from 1.51 to 1.53 kg/day, whereas the target established by the Catalan Municipal Waste Management Program (PROGREMIC) for 2012 is 1.48 kg/capita/day. Despite recycling rate of household and similar wastes has increased considerably during the last 9 years (17.7%-37.5%), this value can be improved significantly. Measuring sustainability by means of an indicator that bears generation per capita and recycling rate it is shown that sustainability in Catalonia is low. Nevertheless, important differences exist at a regional level.
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