Economics of Municipal Solid Waste as a Raw Material
It is said that “figures don’t lie” although “liars can figure” and that data can be chosen to suit the objective of the story teller. Economics is such a discipline. A record of past performance in terms of numbers and currency values can be used as a basis for forecasting and planning future happenings. Unfortunately, the economic scenarios of future operations are influenced by subjective judgments and unforseen events. We have a new term to describe such situations: “sociotechnical systems”.
KeywordsSolid Waste Municipal Solid Waste Forest Industry Resource Recovery Sociotechnical System
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