Understanding the mechanisms and phenomena that have characterized the dynamics of developments regarding urban waste management is really possible only if there is a correct and complete perception of the current fundamental coordinates of waste management systems at international, national, regional and local levels. The book is not only a source of documentation, but also an in-depth information source on the potential means by which decision makers can contribute to the balanced development of waste management systems and can outline an integrative vision of urban waste management, in which the essential principles and coordinates are compatible with those of the developed European countries.
The book is addressed to all those interested in knowing the particularities of waste management systems in other European countries and in understanding the ways and mechanisms by which the authorities in these states have successfully managed the issues to develop integrated urban waste management systems. Through the novelty and topicality of the subject and through the ingenuity of the managerial approach that it cultivates, the book constitutes a reference pole both for the specialists and practitioners in the field, on the one hand, and for the academic and scientific environment, on the other hand. The publication appeared with the support of C.N.C.S.I.S., within the project TD 153/2007, "Development of an integrated waste management system and a methodology for evaluating its efficiency."