Empirical study on determinants of household solid waste and the effect of the unit pricing in Japan

Akira Hibiki, Tetsuya Shimane

研究成果: Conference contribution

抄録

In our study, we explore the determinants of emissions of the garbage and recyclable materials and examine how the unit pricing affects the emissions of the garbage and recyclable materials. We found that (1) the unit pricing reduces the garbage emission and encourages the recycling activity of the household, (2) the household with lower income has smaller price elasticity to the garbage and the recyclable materials emissions. (3) the availability of the smaller bag is likely to increase the price elasticity of the garbage by approximately 4 times, (4) for the case of no smaller bag, 56% of the garbage emission is missing, while 86 % is missing for the case that the smaller bag is available. Our policy recommendations are; (1) we should be careful about the repressiveness of the unit-pricing, when the municipalities charge the higher price on the bag. (2) the availability of the smaller bag will be an important factor to improve the effectiveness of the unit-pricing. (3) the municipalities should be careful that most part of the emission reduction of the garbage might result in illegal dumping. If this is the case, the unit-pricing is not good without proper policy against the illegal dumping.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル2006 1st International Symposium on Environment Identities and Mediterranean Area, ISEIM
ページ328-333
ページ数6
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2006 12 1
外部発表はい
イベント2006 1st International Symposium on Environment Identities and Mediterranean Area, ISEIM - Corte-Ajaccio, France
継続期間: 2006 7 92006 7 12

出版物シリーズ

名前2006 1st International Symposium on Environment Identities and Mediterranean Area, ISEIM

Other

Other2006 1st International Symposium on Environment Identities and Mediterranean Area, ISEIM
国/地域France
CityCorte-Ajaccio
Period06/7/906/7/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 環境科学(全般)
  • 環境工学
  • 地理、計画および開発
  • 人口統計学

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