Korea Recycling Situation and Policy for Municipal Solid Waste Ash

  • Kim, Hyung-Seok (Institute of Geoscience & Mineral Resources) ;
  • Ahn, Ji-Whan (Institute of Geoscience & Mineral Resources) ;
  • Kim, Hwan (School of Materials Science, Seoul National University)
  • Published : 2001.10.01


To utilize municipal solid waste incineration ash as useful resources in Korea, studies on the present state of production and management of incineration ash and its effects on environment were made. And, it was intended to analyze the management conditions of incineration ash in many foreign countries and reflect them in domestic incineration ash policy. Korean incineration ash policy is based on the control of waste production, considering the difficulties in securing landfills and the small size of national land, and will be changed into recycling- and incineration-centered one. Furthermore, studies on the stabilization and recycling of incineration ash should be continuously conducted to overcome the concerns about environmental pollution.