A classification of local authority waste collection and recycling strategies in England and Wales

Parfitt, J, Lovett, AA and Sunnenberg, G (2001) A classification of local authority waste collection and recycling strategies in England and Wales. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 32 (3-4). pp. 239-257.

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Abstract

A new system of classification for local authorities in England and Wales is described based on key variables that relate to waste collection and provision of recycling infra-structure. This system, based on a hierarchical cluster analysis, has benefits over the simple geographical or socio-economic classifications that are currently employed for comparing districts on their waste management and recycling performance. Applications of the cluster analysis demonstrate its potential to contrast the performance of local authorities that provide their householders with different methods of waste containment for regular household waste collections (e.g. wheeled bins verses plastic sacks) and pursue different recycling strategies with different levels of infra-structure provision.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2011 13:21
Last Modified: 13 May 2020 23:44
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/33112
DOI: 10.1016/S0921-3449(01)00064-7

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