Waste occurs in several forms, including:

Waste separation[edit | edit source]

Waste needs to be separated for ecological processing:

  • Biodegradable (organic) waste is placed into special bins
  • Non-biodegradable waste is separated into several types of containers (depending on the material it holds) at Civic amenity sites, junkyards
  • Garbage collection is a supplementary service that is provided in some cities. However, as the waste does not need to be separated well in these bags (organic remains often remain in discarded food containers, several types of materials/packaging are discarded in a same bag), it is best not used

By separating the waste this way, the materials can be recycled better (see Cradle-to-cradle design). In addition, biogas can be extracted from the biodegradable waste (trough dry or wet anaerobic digestion), or atleast humus can be attained through composting.

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