Developing Logistics Model to Dispose Transferable Hazardous Waste in Turkey
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During last the century, rapidly increasing industrial growth have created a significant hazardous waste problem in the world. Although authorities in the public and private sectors try to minimize the production of hazardous waste in all steps of the production process, large amounts of hazardous waste are still being produced and hence there is an urgent need for hazardous waste management. Hazardous waste management involves the collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes. In this study, a new multi objective location-routing model is proposed for the transferable hazardous waste. The aim of the proposed model is to identify where to locate disposal facilities within Turkey. The model has the objective of minimizing the total cost and the transportation risk by choosing the shortest way and also it aims to minimize the risk of encountering transferable hazardous waste and the people. The large scale of implementation of the model in Turkey is presented from the data obtained from the Turkish Statistical Institute.