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Circular Economy Perspectives in Managing Old Contaminated Glass Dumps
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science. (Environmental Science and Engineering)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9012-1847
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science. (Environmental Science and Engineering)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8906-9271
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science. (Environmental Science and Engineering)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1903-760X
2018 (English)In: 11th International Conference on the Establishment of Cooperation among Companies and Institutions in the Nordic Countries, the Baltic Sea Region and the World, Kalmar, Sweden, November 19-21, 2018: Book of Abstracts, Kalmar, Växjö: Linnaeus university , 2018, p. 149-Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Landfills and dumpsites have been the ultimate end of life sinks for various materials and products. As such, they are considered rich stocks of secondary raw materials for the circular economy. However, most of them are non-sanitary as they lack protective measures against environmental contamination. Over the years, the need to exploit the resource potential of landfills as well as to mitigate their contamination problems, among other factors, has led to the concept of landfill mining, resulting in a number of mainly pilot scale mining of landfills and dumps globally. In southeastern Sweden for instance, where there are over forty old, contaminated glass dumps, a number of remedial dumpsite excavations have been going on, with eventual landfilling of excavated materials in sanitary landfills. Hence, based on the Swedish situation, this study presents three scenarios about: contaminated materials in non-sanitary dumps as they currently stand; ongoing material excavations with subsequent landfilling; and material excavations coupled with materials recovery towards reduced landfilling. The third scenario is presented as more suitable from the circular economy perspective. The scenario is thus discussed in terms of technological implications of the process from identification of concealed valuable materials in dumps to their excavation, sorting, temporal storage, valorization and eventual resource recovery. In addition, legal implications as well as potential social, economic and environmental barriers against the scenario’s implementation are discussed. Finally, the study provides recommendations that would be useful in decision making surrounding the management of contaminated and non-sanitary dumpsites.

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Kalmar, Växjö: Linnaeus university , 2018. p. 149-
Keywords [en]
Circular economy, glass waste, heavy metals, landfill mining, waste management
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Environmental Sciences
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Natural Science, Environmental Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-82521ISBN: 978-91-88898-28-9 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-82521DiVA, id: diva2:1315431
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Linnaeus Eco-Tech 2018
Available from: 2019-05-13 Created: 2019-05-13 Last updated: 2019-05-28Bibliographically approved

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Mutafela, RichardJani, YahyaHogland, William

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