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Title: A goal programming model for paper recycling system
Authors: Pati, Rupesh Kumar
Vrat, Prem
Kumar, Pradeep
Keywords: Environmental studies
Mixed integer goal programming
Reverse logistics
Paper recycling
Issue Date: 16-Nov-2006
Publisher: Elsevier: Science Direct
Abstract: The conflict between economic optimization and environmental protection has received wide attention in recent research programs for waste management system planning. This has also resulted in a set of new waste management goals in reverse logistics system planning. The purpose of this analysis is to formulate a mixed integer goal programming (MIGP) model to assist in proper management of the paper recycling logistics system. The model studies the inter-relationship between multiple objectives (with changing priorities) of a recycled paper distribution network. The objectives considered are reduction in reverse logistics cost; product quality improvement through increased segregation at the source; and environmental benefits through increased wastepaper recovery. The proposed model also assists in determining the facility location, route and flow of different varieties of recyclable wastepaper in the multi-item, multi-echelon and multi-facility decision making framework. The use of ...
Description: www.elsevier.com/locate/omega: :Omega 36 (2008) 405 – 417
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2259/601
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