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Organic waste is produced wherever there is human habitation. Abandonment and inappropriate management of urban organic waste have a significant impact on the environment into which they are released and can result in water, soil and air pollution, contribute to climate change and affect ecosystems and especially human health.

Urban waste can cause contamination of ground water, surface water, and even the city’s water system, if leaching of chemicals occurs from the disposal site. Disposal areas attract undesirable wildlife, such as rats which bring and spread diseases to the inhabitants of the surrounding areas.

The issue of sustainable waste management and conservation of natural resources is a pressing one today, with all the environmental issues that arise from the mismanagement of resources.

Methods for biological treatment of municipal organic waste such as composting, anaerobic digestion and biological dehydration in combination with mechanical means of separation play a leading role in the sustainable management according to the bylaws dictated by the European Community Directives.

The European Directive 99/31/EE indicate the need to adopt new ways of disposing of waste that are oriented towards the concept of reuse, utilization of waste as secondary resources and the diversion of biodegradable waste from landfills. By 2013 biodegradable municipal waste going to landfills must be reduced by 50% of by weight than that produced in 1995, while in 2020 the percentage of biodegradable materials landfill should be limited to 35%.


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