Course syllabus U15-0124-B - Circular Economy (FESRD - WS 2019/2020)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Circular Economy
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits: 6
Environmental Management - bachelor (required), 5. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
project and project presentation 36%, final exam 64%
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The student will acquire knowledge about the concept of circular economy, can apply knowledge about the use of natural resources based on recycling of the waste and the production of renewable raw materials. The student is able to use the knowledge in waste prevention, their reuse and recycling.
Course contents:
The origin, composition and quantity of waste. The negative effects of the conventional method of waste management on the environment. Environmental and economically sustainable way of utilizing natural resources. Waste management plans. The basic principle of circular economy (concepts, objectives, strategic documents and legislation). EU measures in the field of circular economy. EU Action Plan for circular economy. Supporting tools of circular economy. Collection and handling of individual components of the waste and the efficiency of their use. Waste management in the system of circular economy. Recycling of waste. Information campaigns and motivation of citizens to sorting and use of waste. Waste prevention.
Recommended or required reading:
BÁREKOVÁ, A. Odpadové hospodárstvo. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2014. 95 p. ISBN 978-80-552-1149-7.
BÁREKOVÁ, A. -- SKLENÁR, Š. -- TÁTOŠOVÁ, L. Metodika nakladania s tuhým komunálnym odpadom v podmienkach vidieckej zástavby. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2011. 115 p. ISBN 978-80-552-0539-7.
Akčný plán EÚ pre obehové hospodárstvo COM(2015) 614
ENVI-GEOS 2014: Program predchádzania vzniku odpadu na roky 2014 - 2018 ISBN: 9788056200414, Nitra
Thomas Hylland Eriksen. 2015: Odpad ve světě netušených vedlejších účinků, ISBN: 9788072393251, Vydavateľstvo: Doplněk

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Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 20

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Name of lecturer(s):
prof. Ing. Ján Gaduš, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Ing. Tomáš Giertl, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Last modification:
18. 9. 2019
Supervisor: prof. Ing. Ján Gaduš, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Martin Mastík, PhD. on 09/18/2019.

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