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Combining socio-demographic and logistic factors to explain the generation and collection of waste paper


Heinz, Bach; Mild, Andreas; Natter, Martin; Weber, Andreas (2003). Combining socio-demographic and logistic factors to explain the generation and collection of waste paper. Resources, Conservation, and Recycling, 41(1):65-73.

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to develop a model predicting the collected amount of waste paper at the regional level of municipalities. Learning about the factors that influence the amount of collected paper is a prerequisite for the evaluation and reorganization of collection systems. We hypothesize that the amount of collected paper depends on both the waste potential and the factors which influence the convenience such as the density of collection sites. For this study, we used a sample of 649 municipalities. Between the municipalities, the data show a high variance in terms of the collected waste paper per person and year. We developed a multivariate regression model providing valuable insights about the relationship between demographic parameters and the amount of collected waste paper. Furthermore, we found a significant positive impact of the convenience of the collection system.

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to develop a model predicting the collected amount of waste paper at the regional level of municipalities. Learning about the factors that influence the amount of collected paper is a prerequisite for the evaluation and reorganization of collection systems. We hypothesize that the amount of collected paper depends on both the waste potential and the factors which influence the convenience such as the density of collection sites. For this study, we used a sample of 649 municipalities. Between the municipalities, the data show a high variance in terms of the collected waste paper per person and year. We developed a multivariate regression model providing valuable insights about the relationship between demographic parameters and the amount of collected waste paper. Furthermore, we found a significant positive impact of the convenience of the collection system.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:2003
Deposited On:09 Dec 2016 10:51
Last Modified:09 Dec 2016 10:51
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0921-3449
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2003.08.004
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:14205

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