Disparities in Municipal Waste Management Across EU-27. A Geographical Approach

Present Environment and Sustainable Development, 6 (1), pp.169-180, ISSN: 1843-5971

12 Pages Posted: 15 Jan 2015

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Florin Mihai

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Liviu Apostol

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

Inadequate waste management leads to many environmental issues and the adoption of an efficient and sustainable waste management has become a priority objective of the EU. However, besides the demographic factors, the various socio-economic and geographical conditions of this complex space lead to major disparities in municipal waste management between North and South, East and West. This paper aims to do a spatial-temporal analysis of the Eurostat indicators using ascending hierarchical cluster analysis that divides the member states into five typological classes. The resulted maps highlight territorial disparities among Member States on municipal waste management and also reveal the evolution of environmental policies between 2003-2009 related to the EU acquis.

Keywords: territorial disparities, municipal waste, spatial-temporal analysis

JEL Classification: E20, H21, 020, L98, Q20, R10

Suggested Citation

Mihai, Florin and Apostol, Liviu, Disparities in Municipal Waste Management Across EU-27. A Geographical Approach (2012). Present Environment and Sustainable Development, 6 (1), pp.169-180, ISSN: 1843-5971. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2548935

Florin Mihai (Contact Author)

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography ( email )

Iasi, Iasi
Romania

Liviu Apostol

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography ( email )

Iasi, Iasi
Romania

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