Investigation for landfill mining feasibilities in the Nordic and Baltic countries: overview of project results

G. Denafas, A. Bučinskas, J Burlakovs, E. Dace, K. Bazien, M. Horttanainen, J. Havukainen, T. Kaartinen, R.M. Rosendal, M. Kriipsalu, Y. Jani, W. Hogland

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Abstract

Landfills are considered as places where the life cycle of products ends and materials have been “disposed forever”. The landfill mining (LFM) approach can deal with former dumpsites and this material may become important for circular economy perspectives within the concept “Beyond the zero waste”. Potential material recovery should include perspectives of recycling of critical industrial metals where rare Earth elements (REEs) are playing more and more important role. Real-time applied LFM projects in the Baltic Sea Region countries, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have shown the potential of fractions of excavated waste. Analytical screening studies have extended a bit further the understanding of fraction contents of excavated, separated and screened waste in a circular economy perspective including recycling and energy recovery. The Swedish Institute and other national programs and private authorities have supported the research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management
Place of PublicationLimasol, Cyprus
Pages1-13
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management - Limasol, Cyprus
Duration: 23 Jun 201625 Jun 2016
Conference number: 4
http://www.cyprus2016.uest.gr/

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management
Country/TerritoryCyprus
CityLimasol
Period23/06/1625/06/16
Internet address

Keywords

  • Landfill mining
  • Waste excavation
  • Coarse and fine fractions
  • Recycling
  • Energy recovery

Field of Science

  • 2.7 Environmental engineering

Publication Type

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code

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