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An Update of COVID-19 Influence on Waste Management

Fan, Y.V., Jiang, P., Hemzal, M., Klemeš, J.J.

Original Title

An Update of COVID-19 Influence on Waste Management

English Title

An Update of COVID-19 Influence on Waste Management

Type

journal article in Web of Science

Language

en

Original Abstract

COVID-19 has been sweeping the world. The overall number of infected persons has been increased from 5 M in March 2020 to over 22 M in August 2020 and growing, which seems not to get its peak at the current stage. This has contributed to waste generation and different phases of challenges in waste management practices. The impacts including change in waste amount, composition, timing/frequency (temporal), distribution (spatial) and risk, which affects the handling and treatment practices. Recent impacts, challenges and developments on waste management in the response of COVID-19 have been assessed in this update. Singapore, the cities of Shanghai in China and Brno in the Czech Republic (a member state of the European Union), representing different pandemic development situation and also various cultural attitudes, are specifically analysed and discussed with current data. However, it should be noted that it is still fast developing. A varying trend in term of the waste amount is identified. Shanghai is showing a similar to 23% decline in household waste amount; however, Singapore is showing a similar to 3% increase, and Brno is showing a similar to 1% increase in household waste amount but similar to 40% decline in business and industrial waste. Manual sorting and recycling have been reported as restricted due to safety precaution. This is supported by the interview communication with ZEVO SAKO (the largest incineration plant in the Czech Republic). This study highlighted that the practices or measures at each place could serve as a guideline and reference. However, adaption is required according to the geographical and socioeconomic factors. (C) 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

English abstract

COVID-19 has been sweeping the world. The overall number of infected persons has been increased from 5 M in March 2020 to over 22 M in August 2020 and growing, which seems not to get its peak at the current stage. This has contributed to waste generation and different phases of challenges in waste management practices. The impacts including change in waste amount, composition, timing/frequency (temporal), distribution (spatial) and risk, which affects the handling and treatment practices. Recent impacts, challenges and developments on waste management in the response of COVID-19 have been assessed in this update. Singapore, the cities of Shanghai in China and Brno in the Czech Republic (a member state of the European Union), representing different pandemic development situation and also various cultural attitudes, are specifically analysed and discussed with current data. However, it should be noted that it is still fast developing. A varying trend in term of the waste amount is identified. Shanghai is showing a similar to 23% decline in household waste amount; however, Singapore is showing a similar to 3% increase, and Brno is showing a similar to 1% increase in household waste amount but similar to 40% decline in business and industrial waste. Manual sorting and recycling have been reported as restricted due to safety precaution. This is supported by the interview communication with ZEVO SAKO (the largest incineration plant in the Czech Republic). This study highlighted that the practices or measures at each place could serve as a guideline and reference. However, adaption is required according to the geographical and socioeconomic factors. (C) 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Keywords

Waste management; Municipal solid waste; Recycling; COVID-19; Comparison study

Released

01.02.2021

Publisher

ELSEVIER, RADARWEG 29, 1043 NX AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

Location

ELSEVIER, RADARWEG 29, 1043 NX AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

ISBN

0048-9697

Periodical

Science of the Total Environment

Number

754

State

NL

Pages from

142014

Pages to

142014

Pages count

10

URL

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BibTex


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  title="An Update of COVID-19 Influence on Waste Management",
  annote="COVID-19 has been sweeping the world. The overall number of infected persons has been increased from 5 M in March 2020 to over 22 M in August 2020 and growing, which seems not to get its peak at the current stage. This has contributed to waste generation and different phases of challenges in waste management practices. The impacts including change in waste amount, composition, timing/frequency (temporal), distribution (spatial) and risk, which affects the handling and treatment practices. Recent impacts, challenges and developments on waste management in the response of COVID-19 have been assessed in this update. Singapore, the cities of Shanghai in China and Brno in the Czech Republic (a member state of the European Union), representing different pandemic development situation and also various cultural attitudes, are specifically analysed and discussed with current data. However, it should be noted that it is still fast developing. A varying trend in term of the waste amount is identified. Shanghai is showing a similar to 23% decline in household waste amount; however, Singapore is showing a similar to 3% increase, and Brno is showing a similar to 1% increase in household waste amount but similar to 40% decline in business and industrial waste. Manual sorting and recycling have been reported as restricted due to safety precaution. This is supported by the interview communication with ZEVO SAKO (the largest incineration plant in the Czech Republic). This study highlighted that the practices or measures at each place could serve as a guideline and reference. However, adaption is required according to the geographical and socioeconomic factors. (C) 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.",
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