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Waste Generation and Landfill Diversion Dynamics: Decentralised Management and Spatial Effects

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  • Massimiliano Mazzanti

    (University of Ferrara)

  • Anna Montini

    (University of Bologna)

  • Francesco Nicolli

    (University of Ferrara)

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This paper provides analyses of municipal waste generation and landfill diversion dynamics based on an 8-year panel dataset for Italy covering 103 provinces. Although absolute declining for waste generation is a long way off, there are some first signals of increasing relative delinking and robust average landfill diversion. Spatial effects seem to be negligible, probably due to the strong decentralisation of waste management and policies: local, economic, policy and structural factors contribute to explaining the waste dynamics. Though North-South waste performances are showing some signals of convergence, greater efforts towards convergence of waste performances in a decentralised policy scenario are needed.

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Paper provided by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in its series Working Papers with number 2010.27.

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Date of creation: Mar 2010
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Handle: RePEc:fem:femwpa:2010.27

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Keywords: Waste Generation; Waste Management; Landfill Diversion; Decentralised Waste Policies; Landfill Tax; Separated Collection; Spatial Effects; Convergence;

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  1. Arbulú, I. & Lozano, J. & Rey-Maquieira, J., 2013. "Municipal solid waste generation in mature destinations: An IPAT-type model for Mallorca," Economia Agraria y Recursos Naturales, Spanish Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 13(1).
  2. Alessio D'Amato & Massimiliano Mazzanti & Francesco Nicolli, 2011. "Waste Sustainability, Environmental Management and Mafia: Analysing Geographical and Economic Dimensions," CEIS Research Paper 213, Tor Vergata University, CEIS, revised 24 Oct 2011.
  3. Daisuke Ichinose & Masashi Yamamoto & Yuichiro Yoshida, 2013. "Bayesian Estimation of the Decoupling of Affluence and Waste Discharge under Spatial Correlation : Do Richer Communities Discharge More Waste?," IDEC DP2 Series 3-10, Hiroshima University, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC).
  4. Daisuke Ichinose & Masashi Yamamoto & Yuichiro Yoshida, 2011. "The Decoupling of Affluence and Waste Discharge under Spatial Correlation: Do Richer Communities Discharge More Waste?," GRIPS Discussion Papers 11-07, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.

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