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J Korean Soc Environ Eng 2016;38(3): 101-109. doi: https://doi.org/10.4491/KSEE.2016.38.3.101
전국 지방자치단체의 음식물쓰레기 관리 분석
오정익1, 이현정2
1한국토지주택공사 토지주택연구원 미래기술연구실
2경희대학교 주거환경학과
An Exploration on Food Waste Management of Local Governments
Jeongik Oh1, Hyunjeong Lee2
1Advanced Technology Research Team, Land & Housing Institute, Korea Land & Housing Corporation
2Department of Housing & Interior Design, Kyung Hee University
Corresponding author  Hyunjeong Lee ,Tel: 02-961-9192 , Fax: 02-961-9192, Email: ecohousing@khu.ac.kr
Received: January 8, 2016;  Revised: January 22, 2016;  Accepted: February 15, 2016.  Published online: March 31, 2016.
This research is to explore food waste management across local governments. In particular, pubic administration on food waste, food waste management (from generation to disposal) and civil complaints in jurisdiction are examined. In doing so, a self-administered questionnaire survey was conducted among civil officers in charge of food waste management, and all the collected responses were statistically analyzed. The main results were as follows: public spending on food waste management was a little larger in metropolises than in provincial cities, and the largest food waste source was identified as households (in housing). While regular collection of food waste by trucks was the most common transport method adopted by local governments, resource recovery for compost/fertilizer production was widely used. Also, most of the respondents agreed that the current approach to food waste handling practices are necessarily replaced with more advanced technology converting waste into energy or fuel. Further, it’s found that the civil complaints on food waste management were largely categorized into 3 groups - food waste handling, civil service and food waste retrieval. Therefore, the findings indicate that the development and application of no-food waste or waste-to-resource systems are effective in housing estates where large amount of food waste is generated and eliminated.
Key Words: Food Waste Management, Public Spending, Civil Complaint, Local Government, Residential Environment
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