Waste input-output linear programming model with its application to eco-efficiency analysis

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This paper is concerned with a decision analytic extension of the waste input-output model, based on the method of linear programming. The resulting model, which is named the waste input-output linear programming model, allows one to automatically obtain an 'optimal' waste management and recycling strategy from among a given set of alternative feasible strategies. The model can thus explore the extent to which a given measure of eco-efficiency can be maximized by an appropriate combination of existing (technological and resource) potentials. An application to Japanese data is also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-408
Number of pages16
JournalEconomic Systems Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1



  • Eco-efficiency
  • Life-cycle assessment
  • Linear programming
  • Waste input-output analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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