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Developing the Decision Making Matrix in Solid Waste Management


  • Mohammad Ali Alanbari

    (University of Babylon)

  • Abdul Sahib Albagdadi

    (Kufa University)


A majority of local governments and urban institutions identified the subject of solid waste environmental problem has reached proportions requiring practical solutions. It can be noted three main trends governing the matter of solid waste: An increase in the size waste generated from urban housing Change in the quality of waste generated. The discharge process of the wastes collected. Consequently, these trends play an important role in determining the nature of the solid waste management and decision making process, including its various dimensions and levels. This research include an analytical study for the decision making matrix of Solid Waste Management(SWM) in different dimensions and levels .The dimensions consist of social ,economic ,technological ,political ,and administrative. The levels contain household ,neighborhood, city, and nation. Three cities (Hilla,Najaf,and Kerbala) had been taken as case studies for analyzing these dimensions and levels in decision making of solid waste management. where it is through the use of audit fieldwork and the use of experts in the field of jurisdiction. After studying the issues in these three cities and operations of waste minimization, waste recycling and waste disposal, so as to indicate defect and gaps in the nature of the decisions and actions existing in the solid waste management of these cities at both the dimensions( social, technological, economic, political, and management), or in terms of levels ( family, residential neighbored, city, nation) of these decisions and actions. After analyzing the results, a matrix for solid waste management had developed by percentages which represent rates of defect in every relationship. Two kinds of conclusions(general and specific) had been stated.

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  • Mohammad Ali Alanbari & Abdul Sahib Albagdadi, 2012. "Developing the Decision Making Matrix in Solid Waste Management," Manager Journal, Faculty of Business and Administration, University of Bucharest, vol. 15(1), pages 76-82, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:but:manage:v:15:y:2012:i:1:p:76-82

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