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EU acquis compliance on urban waste management. Case study: Piatra Neamt, Romania

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  • Mihai, Florin-Constantin
  • Apostol, Liviu
  • Chelaru, Dan-Adrian
  • Ursu, Adrian

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This paper examines the current challenges in urban waste management systems under EU regulations for a newcomer state. Piatra Neamț is among the first Romanian cities which made the transition from a traditional to a modern waste management infrastructure through ISPA funds. These changes are poor reflected in rate of recyling and treatment so far according to analysis of waste streams. The paper performs a critical review of waste management services and also assesses the vulnerability to illegal dumping. Inappropriate sites of waste management facilities contribute to environmental pollution and urban landscape degradation. Comparative analysis between pre-accession period vs. current situation highlights one the one hand the improvements in this sector and on the other hand the difficulties to comply EU targets.

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  • Mihai, Florin-Constantin & Apostol, Liviu & Chelaru, Dan-Adrian & Ursu, Adrian, 2013. "EU acquis compliance on urban waste management. Case study: Piatra Neamt, Romania," MPRA Paper 62378, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2013.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:62378
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    1. Mihai, Florin-Constantin & Apostol, Liviu & Ursu, Adrian & Ichim, Pavel, 2013. "Landfills as anthropogenic landforms in urban environment from Neamţ county," MPRA Paper 61371, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2013.
    2. Mihai, Florin-Constantin, 2012. "Population access to waste collection services: urban vs rural areas in Romania," MPRA Paper 61362, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2012.
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    1. Mihai, Florin-Constantin & Ichim, Pavel, 2013. "Landfills – territorial issues of cities from North-East Region, Romania," MPRA Paper 61369, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2013.

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    Keywords

    waste streams; EU acquis; infrastructure; city; spatial issues .;

    JEL classification:

    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • Q58 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Government Policy
    • R00 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General - - - General
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns
    • R52 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Land Use and Other Regulations
    • R53 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Public Facility Location Analysis; Public Investment and Capital Stock
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy

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