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Hierarchy of Shopping Centers in the City of Curitiba, State of Paran?, Brazil


Patr?cia Arns Steiner, Maria Cristina Borba Braga, Maria Teresinha Arns Steiner


Vol. 10  No. 5  pp. 198-207


One of the great challenges of integrated waste management in cities of any size is related to the need for awareness of the major generators of solid waste, such as hotels, hospitals, supermarkets and shopping centers (SCs). Presently, the landfill of Curitiba, State of Paran?, Brazil, is committed to its capacity, with estimates for activities being stopped by the end of 2010. Because of this, the Municipality of Curitiba has published laws, rules and terms of reference for the preparation of the Plan for Solid Waste Management (PSWM) in ventures with high producing potential. This study aimed to rank the SCs in the city of Curitiba, according to its solid waste management. To achieve this objective the following steps were developed: identify the SCs adopted as a case study, develop a questionnaire, technical visits, questionnaire application and classify the studied SCs using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) method. The evaluation by AHP made it possible to identify the SCs with better solid waste management, among the small-, medium- and large-sized, and conclude that the differential of SCs with the most appropriate waste management is concerned, basically to: containers; the differentiation of waste by the color of the plastic bag, internal transportation and control in the separation of residues.


Solid Waste Management, Shopping Malls, Hierarchy, AHP Method