Authors:
Iraia Oribe García, Cruz Enrique Borges Hernández, Ainhoa Alonso Vicario

Abstract:

The quantification of the sustainability degree of the waste management chain in a municipality or a region is essential to move forward a more sustainable scenario. This paper presents the WESTE methodology for holistically e valuation the waste management chain under an environmental, social, technical and economic (ESTE) perspective. The methodology allows benchmarking the sustainability degree of a case study, making comparisons among different case studies and tracking the developments over the time. As a result, 12 high level sustainability indicators have bee n defined and more than 50 intermediate and low-level indicators. 70% of the indicators are technical indicators describing the performance of the system such as the amount of waste collected or the kilometres per route. Social indicators cover the 14% of them describing mainly the behaviour of the citizens. Environmental and economic indicators account for the 16% of indicators describing the environmental impact and cost of the system.



Proceedings: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management
Presented at:

5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management (2017)


Year:

2017


Citation
Iraia Oribe García, Cruz Enrique Borges Hernández, Ainhoa Alonso Vicario. (2017) "WESTE methodology for holistically evaluation of th e waste management chain" In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management.