Sustainable waste management: international experience for Ukraine regions
The article considers the key statistical indicators of waste management in the context of sustainable development of the EU and the regions of Ukraine, which allows to understand development trends, identify problems and suggest ways to solve them. Positive trends in waste generation, processing and utilization have been identified, which contributes to the increase in the circular use of materials (CMU) in the EU. It is demonstrated that the unsatisfactory state of waste management in the regions of Ukraine is associated with significant territorial disparities in their formation and accumulation and with the low level of their utilization. The necessity of introduction of responsible consumption and production as preconditions of rational waste management at the regional level in the context of sustainable development is substantiated. The aim of the study is to substantiate the areas of implementation of the experience of EU countries in waste management for the regions of Ukraine to ensure sustainable development and security of the state. Methodology: the theoretical and methodological basis of the research are the fundamental basics on sustainable development studies, ecology, consumption and the circular economy. To ensure the conceptual integrity of the study, the following methods were used: statistical analysis and systematization, grouping, desk research. The scientific significance of the work is that the European and domestic experience of waste management with a focus on sustainable development is studied, the tendencies of improving the environmental situation in the EU countries are analyzed (introduction of circular economy principles, reduction of accumulation and recycling); recommendations for improving the results of sustainable waste management for Ukraine have been developed. The value of the study lies in the analysis and substantiation of problematic areas of sustainable waste management in the regions of Ukraine based on the experience of EU member states.
JEL Classification: R11, Q01, Q53.
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