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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Verena Eder (2012): Nachhaltigkeit von Formalisierungsmaßnahmen in der informellen Abfallwirtschaft.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Abfallwirtschaft (ABF-BOKU), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 122. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
Especially in developing countries, informal waste management is the only opportunity for recovering recyclables and the only possible source of income for many people. Currently many formalization projects are carried out globally to integrate the informal sector into the existing formal waste management. Goal of these projects is to generate economic, social and environmental benefits for all parties involved. This thesis examines some of these formalization projects with the help of an online questionnaire in order to find out which applied measures cause promising and sus-tainable effects. The contact addresses the survey was sent to by e-mail were ob-tained from a literature and online research that was carried out previously. The the-oretical foundations of this thesis are also based on this literature research. Among many other important factors, the core question was if the projects are rated as successful by the responsible persons and consequently can be regarded as sustainable. Additionally it was examined whether the projects from the survey meet the four enabling conditions for integrating the waste informal sector that were published by GTZ (German Technical Cooperation) in 2008. Furthermore the four enabling conditions for integrating the waste informal sector were verified and validated and it was evaluated if they could be substituted by other or even completely new enabling conditions.

Beurteilende(r): Salhofer Stefan Petrus
1.Mitwirkender: Obersteiner Gudrun
2.Mitwirkender: Ramusch Roland

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