Let the citizens speak: an empirical economic analysis of domestic organic waste for community composting in Tuscany

Marcello, Basili, Di Gennaro, Valentina and Ferrini, Silvia (2021) Let the citizens speak: an empirical economic analysis of domestic organic waste for community composting in Tuscany. Journal of Cleaner Production, 306. ISSN 0959-6526

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Abstract

Organic waste represents an opportunity and a challenge for policy decision makers and lately the attention has been focusing on community composting practices identifying the environmental and/or economic aspects. Evidence of citizens’ attitudes and preferences is scarce, and this paper aims to fill this gap. The results of a contingent valuation survey in three councils of the Province of Siena, Tuscany (Italy) are reported along with an extended cost-benefit analysis. Results echo previous findings that GHGs emissions and money-saving for all municipalities are positive and encouraging; moreover, our study proves that citizens are keen to switch to the community recycling composter system. Citizens present heterogeneous preferences and accordingly to the current waste management system they might need a small financial compensation to switch in favour of the local community system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 11 - sustainable cities and communities ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/sustainable_cities_and_communities
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2021 23:47
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 02:10
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/79891
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127263

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