Adequate waste data is not always available when it comes to environmental policy making, to waste management concepts, or to planning of waste treatment capacities. Decisions are oftentimes based on estimates and forecasts. The analysis of 52 case studies shows that there is no established procedure but a variety of applied methods for estimating and forecasting waste quantities. A systematics as guidance for choosing appropriate methods is developed by means of complementing the case study analysis with theoretical considerations. As an example, this systematics is applied to forecast discarded TV sets and waste computer monitors.
Shaker Verlag (ISBN 978-3-8440-0389-5)
Prof. L. Schebek