Economic Analysis of Options for Managing Biodegradable Municipal Waste
The main objective of the study was: To conduct an economic evaluation, that considers both private and social welfare costs and benefits, of existing options for managing the biodegradable fraction of municipal solid waste. Although all management options (anaerobic digestion, composting, landfilling, incineration, etc.) receive some consideration in the study, the main emphasis has been on the separate collection and composting / anaerobic digestion of the biodegradable fraction of municipal solid waste. The study focuses on the Member States of the European Union and on the first wave of Accession countries, i.e. the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Estonia, Slovenia and Cyprus.