Waste and Biomass Valorization

, Volume 6, Issue 5, pp 625–636

Waste Prevention Scenarios Using a Web-Based Tool for Local Authorities

  • Katia Lasaridi
  • Ourania Hatzi
  • George Batistatos
  • Konstadinos Abeliotis
  • Christina Chroni
  • Nick Kalogeropoulos
  • Costas Chatzieleftheriou
  • Nick Gargoulas
  • Antonis Mavropoulos
  • Antonis Zorpas
  • Maria Nikolaidou
  • Dimosthenis Anagnostopoulos
Original Paper

Abstract

Waste prevention is the highest ranked priority in the European Waste Framework Directive. The aim of this paper is to present the design, development and main features of a web-based tool that enables local authorities to select and implement optimum waste prevention programmes for their local conditions and to prepare their Waste Prevention Plans. The aforementioned tool, namely the WASP-Tool, is implemented as a knowledge-based decision support system which extracts characteristics and features of the waste prevention strategy models and applies multicriteria evaluation techniques in order to facilitate decision making. It has been developed in Greek and reflects Greek and Cypriot data, context and waste prevention potential, to facilitate its use by local authorities and local administration. The application of the tool is demonstrated and its main features are presented.

Keywords

Waste prevention Computer tool Decision support Greece Cyprus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katia Lasaridi
    • 1
  • Ourania Hatzi
    • 2
  • George Batistatos
    • 2
  • Konstadinos Abeliotis
    • 1
  • Christina Chroni
    • 1
  • Nick Kalogeropoulos
    • 3
  • Costas Chatzieleftheriou
    • 4
  • Nick Gargoulas
    • 4
  • Antonis Mavropoulos
    • 4
  • Antonis Zorpas
    • 5
  • Maria Nikolaidou
    • 2
  • Dimosthenis Anagnostopoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Environment, Geography and Applied EconomicsHarokopio UniversityAthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of Informatics and TelematicsHarokopio UniversityAthensGreece
  3. 3.Department of Nutrition and DieteticsHarokopio UniversityAthensGreece
  4. 4.EPEM S.A.AthensGreece
  5. 5.Faculty of Pure and Applied ScienceCyprus Open UniversityNicosiaCyprus

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