Pek, Chuen Khee and Othman, Jamal (2009): Solid Waste Disposal: A Choice Experiment Experience in Malaysia.
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Increasing generation of solid waste requires better quality disposal options in Malaysia. Control tipping is the most commonly used complemented by sanitary landfill and incineration. This study estimates the non-market values of improved waste disposal services and also ranking them using choice experiment. River water quality is the most concerned followed by psychological fear, air pollution and land use. Socio-economic background and distance factor influence the types of compensating surpluses. These conclude the importance of perception, influenced by socio-economic background, the presence of the Not-In-My-Backyard syndrome and that sanitary landfill is more preferred.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Solid Waste Disposal: A Choice Experiment Experience in Malaysia|
|Keywords:||Solid waste disposal; willingness-to-pay; choice experiment|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q51 - Valuation of Environmental Effects|
|Depositing User:||Chuen-Khee Pek|
|Date Deposited:||10. Jun 2010 00:30|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 05:05|
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