Optimization of paper collection : Case: Area Kiertokapula waste management plant

by Jesse Karln

Institution: Theseus
Year: 2017
Posted: 02/01/2018
Record ID: 2166494
Full text PDF: http://www.theseus.fi/handle/10024/135321


Paper collection optimization is important from cost-effectiveness viewpoint. The collection is conducted nationwide and therefor it has a large impact on the recycling culture in Finland. This thesis presents regional paper collection in Finland from point of view of Paperinkerys Oy. How the collection is conducted, what different parties and legal obligations are involved in the process is described in the thesis. Starting point was after the author researched and analysed development suggestions.The research focuses on collection points in designated area called Kiertokapula. Multiple collection points and containers have been implemented since the 1940s when company was established by the forest industry association. Main problem for the company is to locate these collection points and analyse the need and added-value of certain collection points.Quantitative research methods and data provided by the company and the subcontractors was used for the results. Based on the analysis of the data provided, the author made development suggestions, how to make paper collection more cost-efficient in the area given. As a main conclusion, there is a surplus for collection points and containers in the area. Paper volumes input should and could be distributed more effectively.