Cleaner production in biowaste management
Riga Technical University, Institute of Energy Systems and Environment, Kronvalda boulv. ¹, LV-¹0¹0 Riga, Latvia;
The article provides a study concerning possible future developments in biowaste management in Latvia. In the article, planning, impact assessment, implementation and improvement phases, as well as the required improvements in these phases of biowaste management, are analysed. Furthermore, the problems faced by the energy sector with resource scarcity and energy dependency from one side, and waste management and EU targets for the minimization of the deposited amount of biodegradable waste, from the other side, are presented. The possibility to reach targets concerning the share of renewable energy sources through the use of biowaste resources and possible impacts are presented. During the research, principles of cleaner production in waste management were created and analyzed. The paper presents new assessment methods based on a combination of different methods for the impact assessment of the waste sector, and the implementation of cleaner production in biowaste management.