Sustainability 2010, 2(2), 524-532; doi:10.3390/su2020524
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Solar-Powered Compaction Garbage Bins in Public Areas: A Preliminary Economic and Environmental Evaluation

School of Civil Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
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Received: 16 December 2009; Accepted: 4 February 2010 / Published: 8 February 2010
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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.
Keywords: solar-powered compaction garbage bins; public areas; waste management; greenhouse gas emission

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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.

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Coleman PJ, Nghiem LD. Solar-Powered Compaction Garbage Bins in Public Areas: A Preliminary Economic and Environmental Evaluation. Sustainability. 2010; 2(2):524-532.

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Coleman, Poppy Jane; Nghiem, Long Duc. 2010. "Solar-Powered Compaction Garbage Bins in Public Areas: A Preliminary Economic and Environmental Evaluation." Sustainability 2, no. 2: 524-532.

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