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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017H/43/S18.036

WASTE PLANS AND URBAN PLANNING: EXPLOITATION OF MINING HOLES AS LOCATION FOR LANDFILL SITES

V. Fernandez, J. Loredo
Thursday 23 November 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgemviennagreen.org, SGEM2017 Vienna GREEN Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-28-7 / ISSN 1314-2704, 27 - 29 November, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 43, 283-290 pp; DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017H/43/S18.036

ABSTRACT

Sustainable waste management has been increasing its importance recently inside the industrialized world. In accordance with European Union guidelines, Spain is carrying through an advanced policy that encourages waste reuse and recycling, it has also at social and economic agents disposition integrated management plans. From 2015 to 2022, it has been approved a plan which provides guidelines. However, that document, which is quite perfect, doesn’t include an inventory of suitable mining holes for being use as landfill sites.
Mining holes, plenty of them in the country, can achieve perfectly that purpose. This presentation shows the potential of extractive industry as generator of holes with that purpose and bring to light existing synergies between that activity and waste sustainable management.

Keywords: Waste, Mining Holes, Landfills

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