Environment and Ecology Research Vol. 5(7), pp. 517 - 520
DOI: 10.13189/eer.2017.050708
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Using the Cluster Approach to Waste Management - Blagoevgrad Region

Nikolinka Atnasova *
Department of Geography, Ecology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, South-West University, Bulgaria


Clusters are a way to organize thinking on many policy areas beyond the usual needs of the economy as tsyalo. Klasterat is one of the tools of competitiveness and helps to clarify the priorities and direction of policy in science and technology, education and many other areas. Prevention of waste generation has the highest priority in the management hierarchy, while landfilling is in the group of the lowest. Given the financial situation of Bulgaria, which is in transition and is still in crisis, our country's national policy is aimed at reconciling the two priorities in the most appropriate way. The Ministry of Environment and Water has adopted an approach for building new landfills on a regional basis, with the maximum utilization of recyclable waste meeting the European requirements. Both on a global scale and in the European Union, the shortage of raw materials and energy resources is increasing. This has also re-evaluated the waste management policy in our country based on sustainability and regionality. Following the European model, the Ministry of Environment and Water adopted the approach for the construction of landfills for waste disposal from several neighboring municipalities and meeting the overriding regulatory requirements laid down in Decree №209 / 2009 - "To provide funding for the construction of regional systems Waste management, regional pre-treatment systems for municipal waste and the closure of municipal landfills ". For the purposes of the Decree, a "Regional Waste Management System" is a set of measures that municipalities jointly take to ensure that the total amount of waste generated on the territory of the region is collected separately, transported, stored, treated and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. The report examines the practical steps in building a cluster policy related to environmentally sound waste management - Blagoevgrad Region, covering the municipalities of Blagoevgrad, Simitli, Kyustendil, Rila, Kocherinovo and Boboshevo. Future research aims at creating a cluster model "Resource recovery and mitigation Climate change, "which we hope will have a multiplier effect on future regional landfills for domestic waste disposal in Bulgaria.

Waste Management, Cluster, Environment

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[1] Nikolinka Atnasova , "Using the Cluster Approach to Waste Management - Blagoevgrad Region," Environment and Ecology Research, Vol. 5, No. 7, pp. 517 - 520, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2017.050708.

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Nikolinka Atnasova (2017). Using the Cluster Approach to Waste Management - Blagoevgrad Region. Environment and Ecology Research, 5(7), 517 - 520. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2017.050708.