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Authors: Jakus, Paul M.
Tiller, Kelly
Park, William M.
Authors (Email): Rural regions
Keywords: Dropoff recycling
Household recycling participation
Rural regions
Issue Date: 1997-07
Abstract: Rising landfill costs have forced solid waste managers to consider waste stream reduction alternatives such as household recycling. Explaining the factors which motivate households to recycle is important to regions where households must bear a large portion of the recycling cost because unit-based garbage disposal fees and curbside recycling are not feasible options. Empirical results indicate that residents are responsive to constraints introduced by the household production technology, such as time costs and storage space, but are not responsive to variables measuring a recycling promotional program. Promotion efforts should switch focus from broader "public good" benefits of recycling to reducing household-level household production constraints.
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 29, Number 01, July 1997
Total Pages: 8
Language: English
From Page: 141
To Page: 148
Collections:Volume 29, Number 01, July 1997

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