Multicriteria Assessment of the Quality of Waste Sorting Centers—A Case Study

Karmen Pažek, Jernej Prišenk, Simon Bukovski, Boris Prevolšek, Črtomir Rozman
2020 Sustainability  
In this paper, the quality of the municipal waste sorting process in seven waste management centers in Slovenia was assessed using the qualitative multicriteria analysis (MCA) method DEX (Decision EXpert) implemented in DEXi software, which is based on multicriteria decomposition of the problem and utility functions in the form of "if–then" decision rules. The study was based on eight types of secondary raw materials. The quality of the secondary raw materials, the regularity of the delivery of
more » ... of the delivery of secondary raw materials to recycling units based on the sorting efficiency, and the loading weight of the individual baled fractions in the transport of secondary raw materials for recycling were the main parameters used in the model. The final assessment shows "good" waste management service in centers A and D. Centers B, C, and F were rated "average." The "bad" rating was assigned to centers E and G.
doi:10.3390/su12093780 fatcat:ljjokgwamzdk3mwz2tmyptflfi