Biodegradable Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste Streams in Rural Areas - Composition and Potential

A. Schüch, B. Lüdecke, F. Höfs & M. Nelles
Germany is a pioneer in the separate collection of waste and recycling, but currently only about 50 percent of the possible amount of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) is collected separately (Schüch 2010, ifeu 2007). To improve the energetic utilization of the OFMSW by anaerobic digestion, the material properties as well as the amount and the potential must be known. Especially for the rural areas a lack of information exists. This was...