Accession Number : ADA320742

Title :   Determining the Optimum Strategy of Techniques from the Municipal Solid Waste Management Hierarchy to Maximize Social Value.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Still, Camille M.

PDF Url : ADA320742

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 245

Abstract : Environmental managers must make difficult decisions regarding how to manage solid waste generation and disposal. The primary waste management alternatives are source reduction, recycling, composting, incineration, and landfilling often, waste management policies are based entirely on technical considerations and ignore that actual disposal practices depend on individuals' attitudes and behaviors. This research formulated a decision analysis model that incorporates social value measures to determine the waste management strategy that maximizes the individuals' willingness to participate. The social values that are important and that were considered in the decision support model to assist with making decisions about solid waste management were convenience, feeling good about reducing waste, feeling good about leaving a good environment for future generations, and the value of recreation programs that can be provided with profit from a recycling program.

Descriptors :   *RECYCLED MATERIALS, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *WASTE DISPOSAL, *WASTE MANAGEMENT, *WASTE RECYCLING, SOURCES, OPTIMIZATION, POLICIES, STRATEGY, REDUCTION, DECISION THEORY, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, HAZARDOUS WASTES, SOLID WASTES, RECREATION, DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE