Selection of Recycling Goal Most Likely to Succeed

  • Thomas L. Saaty
  • Luis G. Vargas
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 34)


Americans throw out about 160 million tons of garbage a year - 3.5 pounds apiece each day. And, the volume of garbage keeps growing — up by 80% since 1960, and expected to increase by an additional 20 percent by the year 2000. Where we are going to put it all is becoming an item on the nation’s agenda.


Solid Waste Municipal Solid Waste Recycle Plastic Colored Alum Mandatory Recycle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas L. Saaty
    • 1
  • Luis G. Vargas
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PittsburghUSA

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