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Design of a Rules-Based Recommendation System Implemented in Prolog for the Management of Electronic Waste from ICT
 
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Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Carrera 7 # 40B – 53, 110211, Bogotá D.C., Colombia
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Juan Manuel Sánchez Céspedes   

Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Carrera 7 # 40B – 53, 110211, Bogotá D.C., Colombia
Publication date: 2021-12-02
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2021; 22(11):104–113
 
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Electronic waste generated from Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has become a global issue as this represents a negative impact on both environment and human health. Consequently, it is noticeably useful to develop tools to soften such impact. Therefore, this article presents a rules-based system implemented in Prolog aiming at guiding ICT devices users towards good practices on electronic waste management to diminish the negative impact. The methodologies employed include exploratory, descriptive, and experimental. Even though the system developed in Prolog was found to be deficient with user interface, it is also functional and efficient, including features like usability and maintainability. In conclusion, it was found that waste recollection systems may be useful for both environmental management processes in different countries and also positive business opportunities.