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Incorporation of Environmental Law Requirements during Waste Management at Rubbish Recycling Plants in the Republic of Kazakhstan


  • L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • K. Zhubanov Aktobe Regional State University, Aktobe, Kazakhstan


Objectives: The research is aimed at improving the system of municipal solid waste handling; improving the efficiency, reliability, environmental and social acceptability of the complex of services on collection, transportation, recycling, processing and disposal of municipal solid waste; modernizing MSW sector based on advanced technologies and management practices, as well as taking measures to strictly comply with the Kazakhstan environmental law requirements. Methods: Such scientific methods as research, analysis, synthesis and substantiation were used to study this environmental problem based on the works of both domestic and foreign scholars. Findings: The authors carried out systemic legal and environmental-economic analysis of waste processing technologies and equipment enabling to assess the negative impact on the environment, as well as to study the requirements of environmental law during waste management at the rubbish recycling plants in the Republic of Kazakhstan. It has been proposed to apply life cycle assessment (LCA) in designing and selecting the best waste management option and provide support of rubbish recycling companies from the republican budget resources. Application/Improvements: Implementation of the research will improve the quality of services rendered in MSW management, increase the amount of collected and recycled secondary material resources, allow taking full advantage of the MSW energy potential and minimizing the negative environmental impact as a result of MSW treatment. Thus, it will contribute to a significant improvement in the quality and conditions of life of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan.


Environmental Code of Republic of Kazakhstan, Environmental Legislation, Law, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Republic of Kazakhstan.

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