Shcherbakova, Nadezda (2011): Social-ecological-economic efficiency assessment of the existing scheme of communal solid waste handling in St. Petersburg. Published in: Modern economy: problems and decisions No. 10 (22) 2011 (October 2011): pp. 109-123.
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In this paper we consider the existing scheme of communal solid waste handling in St. Petersburg. We assess the efficiency of the scheme by social, ecological and economic criteria. The results of this assessment allow us to conclude that all stages of communal solid waste handling in the city (collection, hauling, processing and disposal of wastes) are profitable. However, the level of waste recycling in the city is low in comparison with the industrially developed countries. Increasing the level of waste recycling up to 40 % by the development of recyclable materials receiving centers, of waste processing facilities, of recoverable resources market will make all stages of the waste handling scheme profitable even without payments from the city population.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Social-ecological-economic efficiency assessment of the existing scheme of communal solid waste handling in St. Petersburg|
|Keywords:||communal solid wastes; Saint Petersburg; waste handling efficiency; social-ecological-economic efficiency assessment|
|Subjects:||R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R5 - Regional Government Analysis > R53 - Public Facility Location Analysis ; Public Investment and Capital Stock
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O18 - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis ; Housing ; Infrastructure
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q53 - Air Pollution ; Water Pollution ; Noise ; Hazardous Waste ; Solid Waste ; Recycling
P - Economic Systems > P2 - Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies > P25 - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics
P - Economic Systems > P2 - Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies > P28 - Natural Resources ; Energy ; Environment
|Depositing User:||Nadezda Shcherbakova|
|Date Deposited:||24. Sep 2012 22:38|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 12:38|
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