The paper summarises the main results obtained from two extensive applications of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to the integrated municipal solid waste management systems of Torino and Cuneo Districts in northern Italy. Scenarios with substantial differences in terms of amount of waste, percentage of separate collection and options for the disposal of residual waste are used to discuss the credibility and acceptability of the LCA results, which are adversely affected by the large influence of methodological assumptions and the local socio-economic constraints. The use of site-specific data on full scale waste treatment facilities and the adoption of a participatory approach for the definition of the most sensible LCA assumptions are used to assist local public administrators and stakeholders showing them that LCA can be operational to waste management at local scale.
Participatory approach, acceptability and transparency of waste management LCAs: case studies of Torino and Cuneo / Blengini, Giovanni Andrea; Fantoni, Moris; Busto, Mirko; Genon, Giuseppe; Zanetti, Mariachiara. - In: WASTE MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 0956-053X. - STAMPA. - 32:9(2012), pp. 1712-1721. [10.1016/j.wasman.2012.04.010]
|Titolo:||Participatory approach, acceptability and transparency of waste management LCAs: case studies of Torino and Cuneo|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2012.04.010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|