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Scenarios for managing urban waste in San José

Status:
Finalized
Solution:
CO2
Client:
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Municipal Government of San José in Costa Rica and Geoadaptive
Dates:
2014 - 2015
Location:
Costa Rica

Based on the Municipal Plan for the Integral Management of Solid Waste, we drew up a total of five scenarios for waste management for the San José area. In addition, we included options for recycling, treating organic material, as well as treatments for final disposal.

For the different scenarios, we developed a broad environmental, social and economic analysis, the quantitative results of which served to help us understand in more detail the implications of different possible solutions for urban waste management in the San José area.

Furthermore, we ranked the different alternatives according to time scale – short, medium and long term. After various workshops for institutional and social cross-checking, we established an action plan, to be included in the municipal planning.

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