We apply systems engineering principals and life cycle analysis (LCA) to municipal waste supply chains to elucidate sustainability incentives. Environmental impacts are quantified using LCA for waste management technologies available in the supply chain, and included as products. The supply chain is modeled as a coordinated market and resolved using mathematical optimization techniques. Incorporating impacts as products allows us to analyze the influence of tax policy on optimal waste management strategies.
Evaluating Landfill Diversion Strategies for Municipal Organic Waste (MOW) Management Using Environmental and Economic Factors
12 November 2020, Version 1
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