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Data Analysis Of Daily Collection Tonnage Of Residential Solid Waste In Japan

Authors
Journal
Waste Management & Research
0734-242X
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Volume
11
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1006/wmre.1993.1035
Keywords
  • Data Analysis
  • Residential Solid Waste
  • Waste Collection
  • Data Normalization
  • Moving Average
  • Seasonal Variation
  • Japan

Abstract

Abstract A method for data handling and analysis of daily waste collection amount is presented which improves the understanding of the mechanism of waste generation in Japan. Waste amounts were normalized, and moving averages (MAs) were calculated by taking specific daily change caused by residents' behaviour into consideration. The MA curve shows seasonal variation very clearly, and it enables various discussions concerning waste generation. It is argued that the method of data analysis derived could be applied to any municipality regardless of collection frequency.

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