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Can hazardous waste supply chain 'hotspots' be identified using an input-output framework?

Court, Christa D., Munday, Max ORCID:, Roberts, Annette ORCID: and Turner, Karen 2015. Can hazardous waste supply chain 'hotspots' be identified using an input-output framework? European Journal of Operational Research 241 (1) , pp. 177-187. 10.1016/j.ejor.2014.08.011

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The paper examines a method to attribute hazardous waste streams to regional production and consumption activity, and to connect these same waste streams through to different management options. We argue that a method using an input–output framework provides useful intelligence for decision makers seeking to connect elements of the management of the hazardous waste hierarchy to production and to different patterns and types of final consumption (of which domestic household consumption is one). This paper extends application of conventional demand driven input–output attribution methods to identify hazardous waste ‘hotspots’ in the supply chains of different final consumption goods and consumption groups. Using a regional case study to exposit the framework and its use, we find that domestic government final consumption of public administration production indirectly drives hazardous waste generation that goes to landfill, particularly in the domestic construction and sanitary services sectors, but also in the manufacture of wood products.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Uncontrolled Keywords: Supply chain management; Decision support systems; Input–output tables; Hazardous waste management
Additional Information: PDF uploaded in accordance with publisher policy at [accessed 28/10/14]
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0377-2217
Date of Acceptance: 4 August 2014
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 09:29

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