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Solar-powered compaction garbage bins in public areas: a preliminary economic and environmental evaluation

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Abstract


  • An excel-based model was developed to evaluate economic and environmental

    benefits of the solar-powered compaction garbage bins in public areas in Australia. Input

    data were collected from Brisbane and Wollongong City councils, and Sydney Olympic

    Park. The results demonstrate that solar-powered compaction garbage bins would provide

    environmental benefits in all scenarios. However, results of the economic analysis of the

    three studied areas varied significantly. The unique situation of Sydney Olympic Park

    made implementation in that facility particularly appealing. A lower monthly rental cost is

    needed for the implementation of this novel waste management practice.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Coleman, P. & Nghiem, L. D. (2010). Solar-powered compaction garbage bins in public areas: a preliminary economic and environmental evaluation. Sustainability, 2 (2), 524-532.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84866501914

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1557&context=engpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/533

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 524

End Page


  • 532

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/2/2/524/pdf

Abstract


  • An excel-based model was developed to evaluate economic and environmental

    benefits of the solar-powered compaction garbage bins in public areas in Australia. Input

    data were collected from Brisbane and Wollongong City councils, and Sydney Olympic

    Park. The results demonstrate that solar-powered compaction garbage bins would provide

    environmental benefits in all scenarios. However, results of the economic analysis of the

    three studied areas varied significantly. The unique situation of Sydney Olympic Park

    made implementation in that facility particularly appealing. A lower monthly rental cost is

    needed for the implementation of this novel waste management practice.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Coleman, P. & Nghiem, L. D. (2010). Solar-powered compaction garbage bins in public areas: a preliminary economic and environmental evaluation. Sustainability, 2 (2), 524-532.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84866501914

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1557&context=engpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/533

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 524

End Page


  • 532

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/2/2/524/pdf