Jun-Pin Su

National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

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    ABSTRACT: Over the past two decades, the waste reduction problem has been a major issue in environmental protection. Both recycling and waste reduction policies have become increasingly important. As the complexity of decision-making has increased, it has become evident that more factors must be considered in the development and implementation of policies aimed at resource recycling and waste reduction. There are many studies focused on waste management excluding waste reduction. This study paid more attention to waste reduction. Social, economic, and management aspects of waste treatment policies were considered in this study. Further, a life-cycle assessment model was applied as an evaluation system for the environmental aspect. Results of both quantitative and qualitative analyses on the social, economic, and management aspects were integrated via the Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) method into the comprehensive decision-making support system of multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM). A case study evaluating the waste reduction policy in Taoyuan County is presented to demonstrate the feasibility of this model. In the case study, reinforcement of MSW sorting was shown to be the best practice. The model in this study can be applied to other cities faced with the waste reduction problems.
    Waste management & research : the journal of the International Solid Wastes and Public Cleansing Association, ISWA. 09/2009; 28(1):20-8.
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    ABSTRACT: In the past 20 years, municipal solid waste policies have changed in response to societal and environmental changes. Municipal solid waste policies in many countries become more complicated and numerous. This paper reviews several models developed to support decision making in the area of municipal solid waste management (MSWM). It has been discovered that many modern decision-making support systems are already partially considering social factor analysis in addition to expenses and benefits, environmental effects, technical issues, and management aspects. However, questions are raised as to whether these analyses are sufficient and whether they can predict future possible impacts.This research studies Taiwan's major municipal solid waste policies in the past 10 years and discovers that there is still a great deal of uncertainty associated with policy implementation, even when the effects of factors related to environmental, economic, social, technological, and management aspects have been considered. The purpose of this study is to develop a decision-making model of MSWM to resolve the insufficiencies in policy impact analysis used for decision-making. The policy impact potential analysis method is developed to predict the possible impacts of a policy on particular alternatives; subsequently, a novel decision-making model for waste management is formed. A case study of fly ash management in Taiwan is presented to demonstrate the practicality of this model.
    Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 01/2007;

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  • 2007–2009
    • National Taiwan University
      • Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering
      Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan