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Systems are being set up to collect environmentally harmful waste produced in isolated and limited quantities, such as hazardous household waste, lead batteries, used oils, etc. ¾ Administrative structures are being reorganised to cut costs and ensure more efficient management. In Japan, France and Denmark, for example, local authorities are getting together for the provision of waste removal and treatment services, generating economies of scale. ¾ More ecological waste management methods are being developed.

The choice of method depends on land scarcity. , incineration accounts for 36% of waste. Incineration is also popular in Japan and several European countries where population densities and land values are high. , Ireland, and Greece, but incineration accounts for most garbage in Sweden and Denmark. ’s total waste. Facing less competition from land-intensive landfills, incinerators in densely populated areas can capture the economies of scale necessary to keep down the average cost of incineration.

Systems are being set up to collect environmentally harmful waste produced in isolated and limited quantities, such as hazardous household waste, lead batteries, used oils, etc. ¾ Administrative structures are being reorganised to cut costs and ensure more efficient management. In Japan, France and Denmark, for example, local authorities are getting together for the provision of waste removal and treatment services, generating economies of scale. ¾ More ecological waste management methods are being developed.

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