Next Article in Journal
Statistics for Categorical Surveys—A New Strategy for Multivariate Classification and Determining Variable Importance
Next Article in Special Issue
Domestic Separation and Collection of Municipal Solid Waste: Opinion and Awareness of Citizens and Workers
Previous Article in Journal
Sustainable Entrepreneurship in the Dutch Construction Industry
Sustainability 2010, 2(2), 524-532; doi:10.3390/su2020524
Article

Solar-Powered Compaction Garbage Bins in Public Areas: A Preliminary Economic and Environmental Evaluation

 and
*
Received: 16 December 2009 / Accepted: 4 February 2010 / Published: 8 February 2010
Download PDF [42 KB, uploaded 24 February 2015]

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.
Keywords: solar-powered compaction garbage bins; public areas; waste management; greenhouse gas emission solar-powered compaction garbage bins; public areas; waste management; greenhouse gas emission
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Share & Cite This Article

Further Mendeley | CiteULike
Export to BibTeX |
EndNote
MDPI and ACS Style

Coleman, P.J.; Nghiem, L.D. Solar-Powered Compaction Garbage Bins in Public Areas: A Preliminary Economic and Environmental Evaluation. Sustainability 2010, 2, 524-532.

View more citation formats

Article Metrics

Comments

Citing Articles

[Return to top]
Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert