Title: Multi-echelon logistics and disposal optimisation model for municipal solid waste management in Beijing
Authors: Annabelle Schreiber; Jianhua Yang
Addresses: Department of Management of Sciences and Engineering, Donlinks School of Economics and Management, University of Science and Technology Beijing, No. 30, Xueyuan Road Haidian District, Beijing, 100083, China ' Department of Management of Sciences and Engineering, Donlinks School of Economics and Management, University of Science and Technology Beijing, No. 30, Xueyuan Road Haidian District, Beijing, 100083, China
Abstract: In recent years, the municipal solid waste management in Beijing has been improved due to government involvement in environmental matter. However, some researches are still required to optimise Beijing waste management. The purpose of this study is to model the city's solid waste management system and work out the solution to implement the Beijing waste management system to reduce total cost and develop sustainable consumption and production mode. Municipal solid waste management system was analysed from waste collection to different waste disposal plants in Beijing. A cost optimisation of the reverse logistics model is calculated by building a linear programming model for municipal solid waste management system. The most adequate solution is proposed after analysis of multiple scenarios to collect and process waste. Five available scenarios and results analysis are put forward which lead to the conclusion and perspectives based on those scenarios.
Keywords: municipal solid waste; cost optimisation; reverse logistics; multi-echelon logistics; disposal optimisation; model; Beijing; urban waste; waste management; landfill; composting; linear programming.
International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2018 Vol.22 No.1/2/3/4, pp.307 - 327
Received: 19 May 2017
Accepted: 18 Feb 2018
Published online: 16 Aug 2018 *