Evaluation of small household appliances' collection method with fuzzy MCDM approach: a case of Turkey

Aziz Kemal Konyalıoğlu, İlke Bereketli Zafeirakopoulos

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Environmental problems force the countries to become more sustainable and greener. Turkey is such a country which tries to become sustainable by promulgating regulations and setting environmental targets, especially in the waste management area. Waste of electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) is one of the most produced waste in Turkey, and Turkey is a country whose household appliances sector is very large. Some municipalities in Turkey are trying to recycle small household appliances waste by collecting them from the collection centers or houses, however there is no consistency in their methodology and collection periodicity. Usually the policies about WEEE of those municipalities are not sufficient to reach the waste recycling and recovering targets of Turkey. Moreover, some of the municipalities do not even take any action about waste collection. In this study, the goal is to put forward a fuzzy MCDM approach in order to compare, evaluate and select the most appropriate policy of small household appliances collection methods by taking into consideration three existing municipalities in Turkey that aim a well-suited policy in order to reach the waste management targets in Turkey.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent and Fuzzy Techniques in Big Data Analytics and Decision Making
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the INFUS 2019 Conference
EditorsCengiz Kahraman, Selcuk Cebi, Sezi Cevik Onar, Basar Oztaysi, A. Cagri Tolga, Irem Ucal Sari
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783030237561
ISBN (Print)9783030237554
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2020
EventInternational Conference on Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, INFUS 2019 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 23 Jul 201925 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


ConferenceInternational Conference on Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, INFUS 2019


  • collection evaluation
  • fuzzy logic
  • fuzzy MCDM
  • supply chain management
  • waste management


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