Food waste issues in relation to the mandatory reporting of its production for the needs of the Waste Framework Directive
From this year, the European Union member states are obliged to introduce preventive measures that will reduce the amount of food waste at all stages of the food chain. The presented paper deals with this current topic, presents possible procedures for obtaining data on food waste production at various stages of the food chain and shows the results of our own research and analysis
about the usability of these data for reporting obligations and demonstrating
Ash management in the circular economy of municipalities
Ash from small heat sources is produced by burning solid fuels such as wood and coal. Based on a survey conducted by the article authors, ash from small heat sources can be considered the most significant waste stream in smaller municipalities in the Czech Republic. This material has considerable potential for reducing waste production, landfilling and consumption of primary raw materials.
Municipal waste management in the light of new regulations
Modern municipal services in solid waste management usually include cleaning and cleaning of public spaces, collection, transport, recycling and disposal of generated waste. Solid waste management services are among the most expensive and complicated municipal work systems for the public. At the same time, it can also be the least awarded communal service. Water, electricity, firefighting and police protection meet the daily needs of residents and businesses fundamentally and immediately. Therefore these services are given a much higher priority by the community and its leadership. Waste management services are usually one of the most minor „fragrant“ public services, but their flawless functionality and efficiency have far-reaching implications.
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Monitoring of waste services for sorted components of municipal waste in the Capital City of Prague
Management of each municipality, region or state needs for its decision-making and planning basic input data, which prove actual facts. The easiest way to obtain data on production and waste management is to monitor at pre-set regular intervals.
Comparison of water footprint research in the Czech Republic and in abroad – bibliometric analysis
The article submits a bibliometric analysis concerning water footprint articles released in the Czech Republic and abroad. The introduction presents the water footprint and its development. For bibliometric analysis of Czech articles, data from the database of Research and Development and Innovation Results (RIV) was used.
Workshop Water Footprint
On May 22, 2019, TGM Water Research Institute, p.r.i., organized a workshop on Water Footprint. The expert guarantor was Ing. Libor Ansorge, Ph.D. The workshop was attended by nine domestic and foreign experts dealing with water footprint assessment (WF).
Ways of biowaste management in Prague and in selected major cities of the European Union
Biowaste or waste subject to the anaerobic or aerobic decomposition has become a problematic component of the municipal waste due to the use of green spaces, especially in the large cities with a high population density.
Workshop “Water Footprint”
On May 22, 2019 Water Research Institute TG Masaryk v. V. I., In Prague organized a workshop complex domestic and foreign experts dealing with the issue of assessing the water footprint.
Drain or re-use?
Now is the time when even in the Czech Republic we have to save water. In our households do not use it for flushing toilets, used water reuse for irrigation, etc.
WRI, p. r. i. – Co-organizer and participant of the conference Analytics waste
In the Water Research Institute of T. G. Masaryk, p. r. i., specialized institutions operates in the field of waste management – Centre for Waste Management (CeHO). Since 2001, CeHO contributes significantly to the provision of professional support Waste Management Department of the Ministry of the Environment.