Kerbside waste-collection schemes may need optimisation, highlights Portuguese study

By Robert Lyons on 19th March 2018

Researchers found that the kerbside system was less favourable economically and environmentally due to more packaging and more fuel consumption per tonne of waste, compared to a system where recyclable materials are deposited by residents in large containers. But the researchers suggest that measures such as re-usable boxes and efficient collection routes could help to mitigate the impact of kerbside collection.

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