The thesis is focused on municipal waste characterization, sampling and analysis. It presents the methodology, techniques, and practice of sampling and analysis of the mixed municipal waste in a selected area of Novo mesto and its surroundings. The first part of the thesis contains the theoretical background with demography and waste statistics from the selected area. Legislation of the characterization of mixed municipal waste focused on sorting analysis in European Union and the Republic of Slovenia is presented. The thesis also presents the sustainable development of the Republic of Slovenia in the field of waste treatment, which should comply with the European union criteria. The second part presents experimental work where the results of sorting analysis are shown and discussed. Also, the comparisons of individual fractions of municipal waste with emphasis on the biodegradable fraction are presented. Measures for reduction of the mixed municipal waste and biodegradable waste in landfills are proposed, with specific examples of successful good practices in some other countries
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