Abstract

Evaluating the performance of a recycling program is equivalent to evaluating how well the program is driving the public to participate in the program. Studies are conducted in numerous cities around the world, in order to assess the level of participation of the public in their respective recycling programs. The officials of each program painstakingly approach many homes in the city, with questions regarding how convenient the program is to them and how the program can be improved. This paper lists some important drivers of public participation, and proposes a fuzzy TOPSIS (Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution) approach to evaluate recycling programs with respect to those drivers. Application of the fuzzy TOPSIS approach is detailed through a numerical example.

Notes

Originally published in the Proceedings of the 2004 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey, pp. 226-228, March 24-26, 2004

Keywords

Recycling program performance, Technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS)

Subject Categories

Recycling (Waste (etc.))

Disciplines

Engineering

Publisher

Omnipress

Publication Date

2004

Rights Information

Copyright 2004, Surendra M. Gupta

Rights Holder

Gupta M. Surendra



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