—It is crucial to minimize the amount of urban waste
causing many environmental problems. However, for getting rid
of waste generated in the city life completely is impossible, the
effort to utilize such waste as energy sources is increasing
through the proper management. Despite the advantages and
importance of waste management, Nimby makes it difficult to
locate the facility in urban environment. The aim of this study is
to draw a suitable direction for Korea’s waste management to
convert waste into energy. For this, investigated and analyzed
were the international cases related to energy recovery from
waste methods. As a result, there are common features:
production of energy to replace fossil energy, high profitability,
energy independence and the resolving of Nimby. Although local
conditions and the situation in the foreign country may be
different, perceptions and the role of principals who practice it
need benchmarking for its own country’s situation.
—Alternative energy, waste management, Nimby
phenomenon, climate change.
Yoojung Jo and Injae Yu are with Future City Convergence Engineering
Department, Sung Kyun Kwan University, 440-746, 2066, Seobu-Ro,
Jangan-Gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea (e-mail: email@example.com,
Saehyung Sohn is with the Architecture Department, Sung Kyun Kwan
University, 440-746, 2066, Seobu-Ro, Jangan-Gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-Do,
Korea (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Donyun Kim is with the Future City Convergence Engineering
Department, Architecture Department, Sung Kyun Kwan University,
440-746, 2066, Seobu-Ro, Jangan-Gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea (e-mail:
Cite: Yoojung Jo, Injae Yu, Saehyung Sohn, and Donyun Kim, "Waste Management in the Age of Alternative Energy," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 80-84, 2016.