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An update of COVID-19 influence on waste management

Authors
  • Fan, Yee Van1
  • Jiang, Peng2
  • Hemzal, Milan1
  • Klemeš, Jiří Jaromír1
  • 1 Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory – SPIL, NETME Centre, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology - VUT Brno, Technická 2896/2, 616 69 Brno, Czech Republic
  • 2 Department of Systems Science, Institute of High Performance Computing, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 138632, Singapore
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Science of the Total Environment
Publisher
Elsevier B.V.
Publication Date
Aug 26, 2020
Volume
754
Pages
142014–142014
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142014
PMID: 32920389
PMCID: PMC7448788
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
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Abstract

• The influence of COVID-19 on waste management is summarised. • Manual sorting and recycling are restricted due to the potential risk of infection. • Shanghai shows a 23% reduction in MSW and 3% increase in Singapore. • Brno demonstrates 1% increase for MSW from household and small business, 40% decrease for business and industrial. • The impacts of COVID-19 can be diverse depending on the geographical and sociological factors.

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