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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Waste management and Circular economy - M240017
Title: Oběhové hospodářství
Guaranteed by: Department of Sustainability and Product Ecology (241)
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Kočí Vladimír prof. Ing. Ph.D., MBA
Interchangeability : N240032
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Last update: Březina Milan Ing. CSc. (22.01.2018)
The subject presents goals and instruments related to a circular economy where the value of products, materials and resources is maintained as long as possible, and where the generation of waste is minimalized. Further the study course puts the accent on waste management planning instruments that may support the turn to the circular economy (especially waste management plans and waste prevention programmes). This study course focuses on areas as municipal waste (incl. sorted waste components – paper, plastic, beverage carton, metals, glass), waste under the take-back system, hazardous waste, food waste, construction etc. from the view of life-cycle thinkin. The main stress being put on the end-of-life phase of the product, which includes, in particular, the collection system and handling.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Březina Milan Ing. CSc. (22.01.2018)

Students will be able to:

Describe collection systems for waste commodities, incl. the specifics for given commodities with regard to product type (content of hazardous components, material structure, lifetime, etc.) and specific legislative requirements.

Demonstrate basic orientation in strategy documents related to the waste management and circulation economy.

Apply acquired knowledge in conceptual work related to the waste and circulation economy.

Literature -
Last update: Březina Milan Ing. CSc. (22.01.2018)

D: Wastes are sources; Circulation economy in practice, ISBN: 978-80-7212-608-8; MoE

D: Guide to Preventing Waste at Municipal Level, ISBN: 978-80-7212-611-8, MoE (within project - TAČR Beta No. TB050MZP009)

D: Guide to Preventing the Construction Waste, ISBN: 978-80-7212-613-9, MoE, (within project - TAČR Beta No. TB050MZP009)

D: Guide to Preventing Waste from Food in the Private Sector of Hospitality and Catering ISBN: 978-80-7212-612-5, MoE, (within project - TAČR Beta No. TB050MZP009)

Learning resources -
Last update: Březina Milan Ing. CSc. (22.01.2018)

Intranet webpages of the Department of Environmental chemistry

Syllabus -
Last update: Březina Milan Ing. CSc. (22.01.2018)

1. Basic principles of the circular economy (goals, strategic documents – circular economy, sustainable development, policy of secondary raw materials)

2. Basic definitions, principles and legislative obligations of waste management (collection and handling with waste)

3. Supporting instruments of the circular economy (financial instruments, extended producer responsibility, environment education, eco-design, voluntary instruments)

4. Supporting databases and information systems in waste management (searching, working with them, interpreting)

5. Waste management planning (waste management plans)

6. Waste prevention (waste prevention programmes)

7. Municipal waste (material composition, collection systems and handling), incl. usable raw materials such as plastics, paper, glass, aluminum, iron

8. Electrical and electronic equipments (individual stages of the life cycle)

9. End of life vehicles, tyres (individual stages of the life cycle)

10. Batteries and accumulators (individual stages of the life cycle)

11. Construction and demolition waste (individual stages of the life cycle)

12. Food waste (individual stages of the life cycle) and biowaste

13. Hazardous waste (properties, collection systems and handling)

14. Excursion - collecting yard, composting plant or other waste facility

Registration requirements -
Last update: Březina Milan Ing. CSc. (22.01.2018)

No prerequsities

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
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