Application of System Dynamics Approach to Determine Sustainable Plastic Waste Management Scenario of Khulna City in Bangladesh

Published: 14 February 2023| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/fhd9ym6css.2
S.M. Rafew,


The dataset has been generated through simulating a developed system dynamics model for sustainable plastic waste management of khulna city in Bangladesh from 2018 until 2040. The work has been done as a part of the German Govt. funded plastic mitigation project named, " Sustainable Capacity Building to Reduce Irreversible Pollution by Plastics (SCIP Plastics)". The funder for this project is the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection under grant no. 67MM0004 and the main implementing partner is Bauhaus University Weimar (BUW). It is the first part of the elaborate work that will be conducted in order to determine the point source for inland plastic waste flow to the nearby aquatic body, canals or rivers.


Steps to reproduce

Baseline dataset has been extracted from the historical data available in literature for this specific region. The baseline system dynamics code/equations has also been provided for ease of reproduction. Dataset generated can be compared with similar spatio-temporal region.


Institut fur sozial-okologische Forschung GmbH, Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology


Systems Dynamics, Sensitivity Analysis, Greenhouse Gas Emission, Green City, Waste Management Model, Waste Management Policy, Bangladesh, Plastic Waste


Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, nukleare Sicherheit und Verbraucherschutz