IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/gam/jsusta/v2y2010i5p1297-1326d8300.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Domestic Separation and Collection of Municipal Solid Waste: Opinion and Awareness of Citizens and Workers

Author

Listed:
  • Giovanni De Feo

    () (Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, via Ponte don Melillo, 1–84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy)

  • Sabino De Gisi

    () (Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, via Ponte don Melillo, 1–84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy)

Abstract

The state of the art on Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management is based on the domestic separation of materials produced. After domestic separation, the resident has to transfer the separated materials to the MSW manager through the hands of collection workers. It is exactly at this stage that an end-use product changes its status and property becomes waste. This paper analyzes and compares the opinions and awareness of citizens and kerbside collection workers on this subject by means of two structured questionnaires in the city of Mercato San Severino (about 22,000 people), in Southern Italy.

Suggested Citation

  • Giovanni De Feo & Sabino De Gisi, 2010. "Domestic Separation and Collection of Municipal Solid Waste: Opinion and Awareness of Citizens and Workers," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 2(5), pages 1-30, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:2:y:2010:i:5:p:1297-1326:d:8300
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/2/5/1297/pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/2/5/1297/
    Download Restriction: no

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Sudipta Bhawal Mukherji & Makiko Sekiyama & Takashi Mino & Bharati Chaturvedi, 2016. "Resident Knowledge and Willingness to Engage in Waste Management in Delhi, India," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 8(10), pages 1-14, October.
    2. repec:gam:jsusta:v:8:y:2016:i:2:p:152:d:63500 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Zhujie Chu & Wenna Wang & Bairong Wang & Jun Zhuang, 2016. "Research on Factors Influencing Municipal Household Solid Waste Separate Collection: Bayesian Belief Networks," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 8(2), pages 1-14, February.
    4. Giovanni De Feo & Carmen Ferrara & Cristina Iuliano & Alberto Grosso, 2016. "LCA of the Collection, Transportation, Treatment and Disposal of Source Separated Municipal Waste: A Southern Italy Case Study," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 8(11), pages 1-13, October.

    More about this item

    Keywords

    awareness; resident; MSW; opinion; questionnaire; separate collection; worker;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:2:y:2010:i:5:p:1297-1326:d:8300. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (XML Conversion Team). General contact details of provider: http://www.mdpi.com/ .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.