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Optimizing the collection of used paper from small businesses through GIS techniques: The Leganés case (Madrid, Spain)
Year:2008
Research Areas
  • Organic materials
Information
Abstract
This article deals with a methodology for the design of routes for the ¿¿bin to bin¿¿ (BTB) collection of paper and cardboard waste (PCB) from small businesses, as well as with the new location and calculation of the number of containers needed in the streets for both commercial and non-commercial use due to the large amount of PCB deposited in them. This study was carried out in five shopping areas of the city of Leganés (Community of Madrid, Spain). One of the characteristics of the area is a high density of population and urban traffic. The tool used is the Geographical Information System (GIS-Arc-View). With it we can generate PCB points of high population density in commercial streets based on territorial analysis. We placed the special routes and the new container locations within a distance of 60 m of these collection points (CPT). The system calculates and optimizes six routes according to different urban restrictions. Finally, we provided service to 59% of the shops, which generate almost 82% of the PCB waste, using 160 min per day to collect 1027 kg of high quality PCB. If we compare the system with the system in place previously, we can conclude that the ¿¿bin to bin¿¿ (BTB) system improves the quality of the PCB in the containers, avoiding overflow and reducing the percentage of rejected material.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
WASTE MANAGEMENT
ISBN
0956-053X
Impact factor JCR
1,338
Impact info
Volume
28
10.1016/j.wasman.2007.02.036
Journal number
2
From page
282
To page
293
Month
FEBRERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Susana Fernandez-Carrión Quero (Holmer Paper)
  • Autor: Miguel Aguilar Larrucea (UPM)
  • Autor: Aimara Jiménez del Valle (Evaluación Ambiental)
  • Autor: Jose Vicente Lopez Alvarez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnología de la Madera y el Corcho
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Forestal
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