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LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Weitz, K., M. Barlaz, R. Ranjithan, D. Brill, S Thorneloe*, AND R. Ham. LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT 4(4):195-201, (1999).
This is a large, complex project in which a number of different research activities are taking place concurrently to collect data, develop cost and LCI methodologies, construct a database and decision support tool, and conduct case studies with communities to support the life cycle management of MSW. The products and results of this project will advance the planning of MSW management by making available information and tools to evaluate the relative cost and enivonmental burdens of integrated MSW management strategies.
To ensure the applicability and usefulness of the research products to local governments and other solid waste planners, we employ an inclusive review process for all research activities and documentation:
An internal project team and U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Energy advisors
A group of project stakeholders
A project peer review committee
This high level of involvement by project stakeholders and peer review committee members contributes greatly to the success of this project.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION
ATMOSPHERIC PROTECTION BRANCH