Research: ISO 14001 and solid waste generation rates in US manufacturing organizations: an analysis of relationship

ISO 14001 and solid waste generation rates in US manufacturing organizations: an analysis of relationship

The purpose of this paper is to study the impact of ISO 14001 and other significant factors on solid waste generation rates of organizations. The research is based on a survey conducted on a random sample of industrial companies that operate in United States. The paper reveals that companies’ solid waste generation rates are significantly reduced by certification and identifies several factors of ISO 14001 that are most significant in terms of solid waste reduction. The paper also reveals that solid waste disposal costs are also significant and influence the solid waste generation of industrial companies.

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Matthew Franchetti, The University of Toledo, College of Engineering, Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Department, USA

Citation
Franchetti, M, (2011) ‘ISO 14001 and solid waste generation rates in US manufacturing organizations: an analysis of relationship’, Journal of Cleaner Production 19, (2011) pp 1104-1109.

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