Side-by-side diagram for illustrative purposes comparing two alternative waste managements among three potential simulations (business as usual)

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Based on these premises and in consultation with the localstakeholders, two policy options were chosen for further analysisand compared with the 2012 baseline situation (“business as usual”): “reverse collection scheme” and “internalization”. The firstpolicy assumes a significant increase in recycling rate, that is, thereversal of the current mixed-to-sorted waste collection ratio from63:37 to 37:63; the second simulation gives priority to selfsufficiency and assumes that all the waste produced in the MANis also locally treated (no waste export) by increasing the processing capacity, while keeping constant the currentratio of mixed/ separated collection of 63:37. The results of the simulation are presented in the following Fig. 4a and b and Table 7.