A systems perspective of waste management allows an integrated approach not only to the five basic functional elements of waste management itself (generation, reduction, collection, recycling, disposal), but to the problems arising at the interfaces with the management of energy, nature conservation, environmental protection, economic factors like unemployment and productivity, etc. This monograph separately describes present practices and the problems to be solved in each of the functional areas of waste management and at the important interfaces. Strategies for more efficient control are then proposed from a systems perspective. Systematic and objective means of solving problems become possible leading to optimal management and a positive contribution to economic development, not least through resource conservation. India is the particular context within which waste generation and management are discussed. In considering waste disposal techniques, special attention is given to sewage and radioactive wastes.
In our last issue we published the final article in a series on store location techniques. But how do retailers put these techniques into practice? The Management Centre…
In our last issue we published the final article in a series on store location techniques. But how do retailers put these techniques into practice? The Management Centre at the University of Bradford recently carried out a survey, conducting thirty semi‐structured interviews with national multiple retailers trading from more than thirty stores. Retail groups contacted included: Associated Dairies, Boots, British Home Stores, British Shoe Corporation (Sears), Burton, Comet, Debenhams, Dixons, Hepworths, Littlewoods, W.H. Smith, Tesco and others. This article describes the survey and its findings.