Systematic exploration of efficient strategies to manage solid waste in U.S. municipalities: perspectives from the solid waste optimization life-cycle framework (SWOLF).

@article{Levis2014SystematicEO,
  title={Systematic exploration of efficient strategies to manage solid waste in U.S. municipalities: perspectives from the solid waste optimization life-cycle framework (SWOLF).},
  author={James W. Levis and Morton A. Barlaz and Joseph F. DeCarolis and S. Ranji Ranjithan},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2014},
  volume={48 7},
  pages={3625-31}
}
Solid waste management (SWM) systems must proactively adapt to changing policy requirements, waste composition, and an evolving energy system to sustainably manage future solid waste. This study represents the first application of an optimizable dynamic life-cycle assessment framework capable of considering these future changes. The framework was used to draw insights by analyzing the SWM system of a hypothetical suburban U.S. city of 100 000 people over 30 years while considering changes to… CONTINUE READING
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