CENTRAL HUNGARIAN REGION CLUSTER, HU

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Area: 6919 km2

Population: 2.97 million

Density: 427 inhabitants/km2

GDP: 0.032 per capita in €

Amount of MSW (2011): 382 kg/capita

 

Academia: Corvinus University of Budapest -  Faculty of Horticultural Science

Business: Geoview Systems Ltd.

Public authority: Municipality of the XXIII District of Budapest, Soroksár

  

Central Hungary has a core position in Hungary in geographic, economic and cultural sense as well, compared to other regions. The Central Hungarian Region consists of Budapest and Pest County, which   surrounds the Capital. Its territory is the smallest of the seven statistical regions, but with its three million inhabitants, nearly two thirds of whom live in Budapest, it is also the most populous. Of the 187 settlements, 42 have town status. There are also 16 + 1 small-region associations, which have a significant role from the point of view of area development. Main features: varied landscape, rich history; developed infrastructure, knowledge-based economy; Leading R&D and education; centre of knowledge, culture, business and recreation.

 

Waste management

 

  • Waste generated: 1584 kg/capita
  • Waste collected: 803 kg/capita
  • Waste recycling: 38% 
  • Waste energy recovery: 14.72%
  • Waste to landfill: 40.05%

System of source separation at household level

 

We have to distinct 3 different categories: Budapest, within that Soroksár our focused micro-region and the rest of the region. Budapest: Door-to-door collection (municipal solid waste collection, (selective waste collection from inhabitants - plastic, tins, paper, biowaste collection in bags); Separate waste collection 4 categories: paper, white glass, coloured glass, plastic; composting bins for inhabitants; selective waste collecting depots. Soroksár is much of the same, except there is no waste depot here. Outside the capital: door-to-door and selective waste collecting depots (5 categories: tins, plastic, paper, white glass, coloured glass).

 

Key needs and aspirations in innovative waste management

 

  • To develop a waste management information and decision support system based on settlement/district data (containing data on waste producers, waste recycler, management and landfills in the area);       
  • To make better use of biodegradable waste;                         
  • To carry out and expand in-depth analysis of the operational area and the waste collection area;
  • To reflect the targets set out by the EU Waste Directives in Hungary and regional directives;
  • To develop business and investment opportunities for the waste sector;         
  • To encourage demand and commercialisation of R&D in waste management;
  • To encourage sustainable use of resources and renewable energy;                  
  • To educate waste producers and encourage behavioural/cultural change in waste prevention.