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Analysis and Estimation of Short Term Residual Household Waste Production: Case Study Reunion Island

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The objective of this approach is to evaluate the formation of waste production at the communal level in a small island state. The question of waste management is an important issue for all local authorities, but it is even more so in an island context. The small island areas are all the more confronted with this problem insofar as they must combine their own specific characteristics, which can be very restrictive: isolation and remoteness, centralized economy, non-competitive domestic market, geographical and climatic conditions, growing demography, social structure and economic and energy dependence. The list is certainly not exhaustive, but it is sufficient to establish a framework for reflection, where these different specificities interact strongly with the development of these territories. Although they reveal above all remarkable and fragile ecosystems, a bad waste management policy can cause irremediable damage environmentally, economically, and socially. It is therefore important to understand the implications of waste management on the island. This approach introduces an analysis, in order to express the communal specificities of the production of residual household waste, in order to bring contextualized elements of answers to the waste management strategy of Reunion Island. Indeed, dysfunctions have been noted in the collection and transfer process and more particularly, in waste disposal.
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hal-03991407 , version 1 (15-02-2023)

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Ludovic Fontaine, Dominique Morau, Jean-Philippe Praene. Analysis and Estimation of Short Term Residual Household Waste Production: Case Study Reunion Island. Sustainability, 2022, 15, ⟨10.3390/su15010348⟩. ⟨hal-03991407⟩
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