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Handbook of Research on Waste Management Techniques for Sustainability

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Sustainability is a growing area of research in ecology, economics, environmental science, business, and cultural studies. Specifically, sustainable waste disposal and management is a growing concern as both solid and liquid wastes are rapidly expanding in direct correlation with population growth and improved economic conditions across regions. The Handbook of Research on Waste Management Techniques for Sustainability explores the topic of sustainable development in an era where domestic and municipal waste is becoming a concern for both human and environmental health. Highlighting a number of topics relating to pollution, green initiatives, and waste reduction in both the public and private sector, this research-based publication is designed for use by environmental scientists, business executives, researchers, graduate-level students, and policymakers seeking the latest information on sustainability in business, medicine, agriculture, and society.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Chapter 1: Determination of Rate of Medical Waste Generation Using RVM, MARS and MPMR
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DETAILS OF MARS
    4. DETAILS OF RVM
    5. DETAILS OF MPMR
    6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 2: Municipal Solid Waste Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
    5. CASE STUDY: THE CITY OF KWEKWE
    6. RESEARCH FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
    7. RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 3: Applying Lean Production and Six Sigma in Global Operations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. APPLYING LEAN PRODUCTION AND SIX SIGMA IN GLOBAL OPERATIONS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 4: Green Marketing and Stakeholder Perceptions
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. GREEN MARKETING
    4. GREEN BUSINESS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSTRAINTS
    5. STAKEHOLDERS AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
    6. GREEN POLICIES AND STAKEHOLDERS
    7. OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
    8. ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    9. ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. ADDITIONAL READING
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 5: Life Cycle Costing for Sustainability
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE COMPARISON OF LIFE CYCLE COSTING WITH TRADITIONAL COSTING METHODS
    5. THE INTERRELATIONS OF LCC WITH WASTE MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 6: SCOR Model and the Green Supply Chain
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SUPPLY CHAIN COUNCIL (SCC) AND APICS
    4. SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS REFERENCE (SCOR)
    5. GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN AND SCOR
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 7: Reverse Logistics
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. LOGISTICS
    3. REVERSE LOGISTICS
    4. PRODUCT RECALLS
    5. AUTO RECALLS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 8: Reverse Logistics in the Electronics Waste Industry
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REVERSE LOGISTICS
    4. THE ACTIVITIES OF THE REVERSE LOGISTICS
    5. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FORWARD LOGISTICS AND REVERSE LOGISTICS
    6. RECYCLING OF ELECTRIC-ELECTRONIC WASTES
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 9: Mystery of Recycling
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. RECYCLING
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. REFERENCES
    5. ADDITIONAL READING
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 10: Economic Instruments for Sustainable Environmental Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ENVIRONMENTAL FEES-TAXES
    4. SOLID WASTE FEE DESIGN
    5. DESIGN OF THE WASTE FEE
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 11: Green Information Systems for Sustainability
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. IMPACT OF GREEN INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    3. USE OF GREEN INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    4. EFFECTS OF GREEN INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    5. GREEN TECHNOLOGIES THAT ARE IMPROVING ORGANIZATION
    6. PRIOR STUDIES ON GREEN IT/PRODUCTS
    7. MOTIVATIONS FOR GREEN INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    8. LITERATURE REVIEW
    9. IMPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH: KEY TAKEAWAYS FOR RESEARCH
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    12. REFERENCES
    13. ADDITIONAL READING
    14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 12: An Empirical Review of Long Term Electricity Demand Forecasts for Turkey
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ELECTRICITY DEMAND FORECAST
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. ENDNOTES
  20. Chapter 13: The Effect of Working Capital Management on Firm's Profitability
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE EFFECT OF WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT ON PROFITABILITY
    5. RESULTS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. APPENDIX 1
    11. APPENDIX 2
  21. Chapter 14: The Networked Self
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
    4. 3. METHOD
    5. 4. FINDINGS
    6. 5. DISCUSSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 15: Towards Smart Cities in Turkey?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SMART CITY PROJECTS AND ZERO-CARBON CITIES IN THE WORLD
    5. TRANSITION AND CITY PLANNING TOWARDS SMART CITIES IN TURKEY
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Chapter 16: Structure Development for Effective Medical Waste and Hazardous Waste Management System
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. WASTE MANAGEMENT
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  24. Chapter 17: Physical Distribution Problems of Textile Companies in Turkey
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHOD
    5. FINDINGS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. LIMITATION AND FUTURE STUDIES
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  25. Chapter 18: Remanufacturing, an Added Value Product Recovery Strategy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REVERSE LOGISTICS
    4. REMANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
    5. HYBRID MANUFACTURING/REMANUFACTURING SYSTEM
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  26. Chapter 19: A Paradigm Shift
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  27. Compilation of References
  28. About the Contributors