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For historical and socio-economic reasons, the countries of the southern Black Sea region are facing mounting and apparently intractable problems in managing their solid waste, with increasingly serious implications for public health and quality of life, as well as the wider socio-economic development of the region. Hitherto, no comprehensive, systematic study of the problem seems to have been conducted, to determine the underlying causes and suggesting how it might be alleviated in socially and economically viable ways, aiming at sustainability.
The present book analyzes the causes of the poor state of solid waste management in the region, identifying feasible modalities with which at least a degree of sustainability could be achieved in the management of the region's solid waste.
Foreword. Some issues of intragenerational and intergenerational equity and measurement of sustainable development; B. Nath. Regional planning and economic sustainability issues of municipal SWM: experience from Greece relevant to the Black-Sea countries; C.D. Panagiotakopoulos, D.C. Panagiotakopoulos. Solid waste management in developing countries -- a case study of Turkey; G. Kocasoy. Solid waste priority projects for the sustainable development of south-east Bulgaria; Y. Pelovski, et al. Sustainable solid waste management in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: a NATO initiative; B. Nath, L. Marinova. The National Waste Management Programme of Bulgaria; M. Dishovski, et al. The sustainable landfill bioreactor -- a flexible approach to solid waste management; W. Powrie, J.P. Robinson. Materials recycling -- strategic management and conditions for economic viability; B. De Caevel, A. Buekens. Municipal investment strategies and national policies in the process of accession to the European Union: impressions from Bulgaria; P. Dax, P. Borisova. Monitoring of waste in Bulgaria for sustainable waste management; N. Boneva, et al. Thiourea leaching of gold-bearing mine wastes from the Madjarovo processing plant in the south east of Bulgaria; S. Gaydardjiev. A pilot-scale passive system for the treatment of acid mine drainage; S.N. Groudev, et al. Treatment of solid waste generated from the manufacture of polyacrylonitrile fibre; E.I. Terlemesian, S.K. Stoyanov. Sustainable solid waste management in Turkey;C. Guresinli. Solid waste management on the Black Sea coast of Turkey; E. Erdin, S. Tokgoz. Separation, collection and transportation of municipal solid waste -- a case study in Turkey; F. Taner, et al. Solid waste management efforts in Turkey -- regional solid waste management in Adana-Mersin; H. Evliya. Proposal for a sustainable solid waste management scheme for the coastal zone of Antalya, Turkey; B. Kalkanoglu, B. Topkaya. On the statistical probabilistic modelling of the diffusion of fine solid materials; O. Makarynskyy, D. Makarynska. Urban waste management in Romania -- a case study in Iasi City; A. Atudorei. Problems and prospects of sustainable solid waste management in Romania; A. Leca, et al. On the management of solid waste generated at the Constanza Shipyard, Romania; N. Peride, et al. The abstracts. Importance of waste biomass from household, agricultural and industrial waste for a sustainable farming system; M.Z. Doicheva. Prospects for sustainable waste management in Georgia; M. Tzereteli, T. Tetvadze. Treatment of solid waste in the Municipality of New Orestiada, Greece; A. Papaeoanu. High humidity domestic solid waste pyrolysis with a pre-drying system; N. Antonescu, N.N. Antonescu. Name index. Subject index.