Economic Analysis and CO2 Emissions Analysis by Circulating the Industrial Waste Resource between Companies

국내 기업들의 폐기물자원 순환에 따른 탄소배출량 및 경제성 분석

  • Kim, Young-Woon (Department of Environmental Engineering, Inha University) ;
  • Kim, Jun-Beum (CREIDD Research Centre on Environmental Studies & Sustainability, Universite de technologie de Troyes) ;
  • Hwang, Yong-Woo (Department of Environmental Engineering, Inha University) ;
  • Park, Ji-Hyoung (Environmental Research Institute, Inha University)
  • 김영운 (인하대학교 환경공학과) ;
  • 김준범 (환경 및 지속가능센터, 트루아공대) ;
  • 황용우 (인하대학교 환경공학과) ;
  • 박지형 (인하대학교 환경연구소)
  • Received : 2012.02.16
  • Accepted : 2012.02.27
  • Published : 2012.03.30


These days many companies are trying to reduce, recycle and reuse their wastes. Even though many wastes can be recycled, those are incinerated or landfilled. To solve these problems, there are many projects to make efforts to recycle wastes in especially the industrial complexes. But, due to the absence of information about waste recycling, recyclable wastes are still incinerated or landfilled. Based on these research background, this study aims to suggest the evaluation methodology of the $CO_2$ emissions and cost reduced by circulating the industrial waste to resource. We evaluated the environmental and economic effect between companies which emit the plastic waste and organic solvent waste and use them as raw-materials in the off-line recycling information exchange network. The environmental and economic aspects were analyzed comparing waste recycling with waste incineration. By recycling the plastic waste as raw-materials, $CO_2$ emission were reduced 1,070 ton in 2009 and 1,234 ton in 2010 and 657.4 million won in 2009 and 755.0 million won in 2010 were reduced. In recycling the organic solvent waste, 7.3 ton-$CO_2$ in 2010 and 5.6 ton-$CO_2$ in 2011 were reduced and 15.9 million won in 2010 and 12.2 million won in 2011 were reduced.


Supported by : 인천발전연구원


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