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

41 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2010

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Francesco Nicolli

University of Ferrara

Massimiliano Mazzanti

University of Ferrara

Anna Montini

University of Bologna - Department of Economics; Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Centre for Economic Research on Firms and Growth (CERIS)

Date Written: April 21, 2010

Abstract

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.

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

JEL Classification: C23, Q38, Q56

Suggested Citation

Nicolli, Francesco and Mazzanti, Massimiliano and Montini, Anna, Waste Generation and Landfill Diversion Dynamics: Decentralised Management and Spatial Effects (April 21, 2010). FEEM Working Paper No. 27.2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1593503 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1593503

Francesco Nicolli (Contact Author)

University of Ferrara ( email )

C.so Ercole I° d'Este 37
Ferrara, 44100
Italy

Massimiliano Mazzanti

University of Ferrara ( email )

C.so Ercole I° d'Este 37
Ferrara, 44100
Italy

Anna Montini

University of Bologna - Department of Economics ( email )

Strada Maggiore 45
Bologna, 40125
Italy

Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Centre for Economic Research on Firms and Growth (CERIS)

Via Avogadro 8
10121 Torino
Italy

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