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|Title:||Economic and environmental concerns in planning recyclable waste collection systems|
Gomes, M. I.
Barbosa-Póvoa, A. P.
|Keywords:||Greenhouse gas emissions|
Vehicle routing problem
Recyclable waste collection
|Abstract:||This paper addresses the planning of recyclable waste collection systems while accounting for economic and environmental concerns. Service areas and vehicle routes are defined for multiple-depot logistics networks where different products have to be collected. The problem is modeled as a multi-product, multi-depot vehicle routing problem with two objective functions: distance and CO2 emissions minimization. A decomposition solution method is developed and applied to a real case-study. Six scenarios are studied regarding different service areas configuration and different objective functions. Savings up to 22% in distance and 27% in CO2 emissions are achieved, excelling economical and environmental goals.|
|Description:||WOS:000331500500003 (Nº de Acesso Web of Science)|
|Publisher version:||The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2013.12.002|
|Appears in Collections:||BRU-RI - Artigo em revista científica internacional com arbitragem científica|
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