|Farrelly, H. (2008) Incineration as a sustainable municipal waste management option for Dublin. MSc, Institute of Technology, Sligo.
|The management o f Dublin’s municipal waste is currently undergoing a period o f
transformation, as landfill is no longer the cheap and acceptable option that it has been
for many years. Changing our Ways, DoELG (1998) recognised that one o f the key
priorities for Ireland’s waste management regime was to reduce its reliance on landfill as
it “limited the development o f integrated waste management approaches (and) inhibited
waste recovery and recycling options”. Since 2001, Ireland’s performance in waste
management has improved, with recycling levels tripled and a recycling waste collection
service in operation during that period.
However, landfill is still the only method o f disposal o f municipal waste utilised in
Dublin and Ireland with this resulting in a chronic strain on the landfills accepting waste.
Landfill is at the bottom o f the waste management hierarchy, and this should be reflected
in how Dublin’s waste is managed. The scope o f this dissertation is to focus on the
management o f municipal waste in the Dublin region, and to determine whether the
introduction o f incineration as a management tool will be sustainable and beneficial to
The management o f waste is a key factor in sustainable development. Sustainable waste
management has many impacts and these need to be considered in terms o f the role
incineration can play in the Dublin region.
|Waste management -- Ireland -- Dublin.
|Incineration as a sustainable municipal waste management option for Dublin
|Master Thesis (taught)
|Institute of Technology, Sligo.
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