Environmental-Economic Model of Developing Composters in Parks, Protected Areas and City Limits in the Republic of Serbia

Slobodan Popović, Jelena Tošković, Željko Grublješić

Abstract


This paper deals with advantages of development of a new model of composter which would be exploited in parks and other protected areas of local self-governments of the Republic of Serbia. The impact of protected areas on ecological systems would not be adverse; contrary to that, there would be numerous advantages both in environmental and economic terms. The authors point out only some of them, such as: reduction in transport costs of bulky green waste to disposal areas, reduction in air pollution in the protected areas of towns caused by the use of transport vehicles in the traditional model of green waste disposal, reduced labour, elimination of allergy-causing plants by their mechanical elimination. In addition to all mentioned advantages, a useful product would be made after a year, i.e. compost, the use of which would yield environmental and economic benefits to local self-governments if they introduce this model of composter development in the protected areas.


Keywords


compost, economic-ecological benefits, local self-government.

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