Waste-cluster Relationship on the Example of Regional Waste Landfill in Blagoevgrad

Stefka K. Tsekova, Veselina H. Dalgacheva*, Nikolinka K. Atanasova 
South-West University "Neofit Rilski", Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Geography, Ecology and Environmental Protection,
66 Ivan Mihailov Str., 2700 Blagoevgrad, BULGARIA
*Corresponding author: dalgacheva@swu.bg
Abstract. Bulgaria is facing serious challenges about environmentally friendly way of waste management. Commissioning of the Regional Waste Management System - Blagoevgrad is going to ensure their environmentally friendly utilization and disposal, which is in close relation with the defined hierarchy in Bulgarian Waste management act  - prevention, utilization, final disposal. The attempt to be created relation between regional waste management and cluster policy is related to the development of a cluster model, named by authors "Waste utilization and mitigation of climate change". The implementation of the model will contribute to sustainable and efficient waste management in Blagoevgrad region, as well as in the territory of Bulgaria, in relation with the requirements of European legislation. In other side this contributing to the realization of the main Community priorities for Cohesion Policy: sustainable development and increasing the attractiveness of regions, by improving accessibility, ensuring adequate quality and level of services and preserving their environmental potential.
Key words: regional waste management, cluster model, resource utilization, climate change, mitigation, Blagoevgrad, municipality.

Ecologia Balkanica, 2019, Special Edition 2, pp. 181-185
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