Municipal Waste Management and Analysis of Influencing Factors with respect to Municipal Solid Waste Generation
|Author:||Bc. Diana Kmeťková|
|Year:||2019 - summer|
|Leaders:|| doc. Ing. Tomáš Cahlík CSc.
|Work type:|| Bachelors
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|Abstract:||This thesis presents the topic of municipal waste management in the Czech
Republic and describes the current trends within this area. We analyse the
data on the generation and treatment of municipal solid waste in the Czech
Republic and then we compare several waste indicators in the EU countries.
The main goal of the thesis is to describe the relationship between municipal
solid waste generation (MSW) and socio-economic factors. In order to identify
the variables that might have a significant impact on the generation of MSW,
we carry out a panel data regression using data from 28 EU countries over a
time period from 1995 to 2017. We present four model specifications that were
created based on the studied research articles. Our findings suggest that GDP
and income have a significant positive impact on MSW generation, which is in
accordance with the majority of research works. On the other hand, two other
significant variables, population and density, are estimated to be negatively
related to MSW production. Moreover, urbanization and unemployment rate
result to be insignificant.