Analysis of Ecodesign Implementation and Solutions for Packaging Waste System by Using System Dynamics Modeling

Alise Berzina, Elina Dace, Gatis Bazbauers

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Abstract

This paper discusses the findings of a research project which explored the packaging waste management system in Latvia. The paper focuses on identifying how the policy mechanisms can promote ecodesign implementation and material efficiency improvement and therefore reduce the rate of packaging waste accumulation in landfill. The method used for analyzing the packaging waste management policies is system dynamics modeling. The main conclusion is that the existing legislative instruments can be used to create an effective policy for ecodesign implementation but substantially higher tax rates on packaging materials and waste disposal than the existing have to be applied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-28
Number of pages7
JournalEnvironmental and Climate Technologies
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ecodesign
  • packaging waste
  • system dynamics
  • waste policy

Field of Science

  • 2.7 Environmental engineering

Publication Type

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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