E3S Web Conf.
Volume 100, 201911th Conference on Interdisciplinary Problems in Environmental Protection and Engineering EKO-DOK 2019
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|Published online||10 June 2019|
Cemetery waste management in Poland. A case study for Wrocław city
Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Department of Waste Technology and Land Remediation, Plac Grunwaldzki 9, 50-370, Wrocław, Poland
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The annual amount of cemetery waste in Wrocław does not exceed 1% of generated municipal waste. The largest amount of cemetery waste is generated in autumn months. For the Osobowicki cemetery, the total volume of containers for selective waste collection has doubled since 2013 and now constitutes 49% of the total volume of containers. Research of the content of selected waste containers revealed the segregation of glass, plastics and biodegradable waste in the range from 81% to 92%. For the St. Lawrence cemetery the volume of containers for selective waste collection constitutes only 6% of the total volume of containers there. Despite these difficulties, the degree of separation of glass and plastics is very high (from 89% to 94%). Increase of the volume of containers for biodegradable waste would reduce the high share of green fraction (from 22% to 38%) in non-biodegradable waste containers.
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