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Title: Application of system dynamics modeling for evaluation of different recycling scenarios in Singapore
Authors: Giannis, Apostolos
Chen, Miaoju
Yin, Ke
Tong, Huanhuan
Veksha, Andrei
Keywords: Waste management
System dynamics (SD) modeling
Forecasting
Recycling
Disposal
Issue Date: 2016
Source: Giannis, A., Chen, M., Yin, K., Tong, H., & Veksha, A. (2016). Application of system dynamics modeling for evaluation of different recycling scenarios in Singapore. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 1-9.
Series/Report no.: Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management
Abstract: The influence of socioeconomic factors, such as population and rapid economic growth, and the change of consumption and living patterns make waste management in Singapore, a complex issue. Due to limited land and resources, the solid waste management scheme requires a comprehensive approach. Therefore, system dynamics (SD) modeling was applied to assess alternative strategies for solid waste management by interconnecting landfill capacity and recycling efficiency with reference to the projection on waste generation. Nine different scenarios were investigated to identify the best approach to maintain environmental sustainability without inhibiting the economic growth. Four subsystems (i.e., population, economy, waste recycling, and waste disposal) have been incorporated into the SD model to broaden the effectiveness of the waste management system. Research findings revealed that a high economic pattern and a high recycling rate are recommended to satisfy the requirements for economic growth and environmental sustainability while extending landfill capacity for waste disposal. Even though the balance of expenditure could be increased by the high recycling rate, it meets the need for long-term incineration and landfill planning.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/80326
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/40472
ISSN: 1438-4957
DOI: 10.1007/s10163-016-0503-2
Rights: @ 2016 Springer Japan. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, Springer Japan. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10163-016-0503-2].
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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