4th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management

Dr. Eleni Iacovidou is presenting a paper at the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management.  The conference is to be held on Cyprus on 23-25th of June 2016.    

Dr. Iacovidou’s paper is on The Use of Metrics in Guiding Transformation in Resource Recovery Systems.  It reviews the wide array of existing metrics used in environmental, economic, social and technical assessment of upstream (before a resource becomes waste) and downstream (when a resource becomes waste) parts of the supply chain to aid the selection of key metrics for evaluating resource recovery system’s performance. It is demonstrated that metrics that combine too many indicators are less versatile and useful in making comparisons across products and industries.