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Municipal performance in waste recycling: an empirical analysis based on data from the Lombardy region (Italy)

Giuseppe Lucio Gaeta (), Stefano Ghinoi () and Francesco Silvestri ()
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Giuseppe Lucio Gaeta: University of Naples L’Orientale
Francesco Silvestri: University of Ferrara

Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, 2017, vol. 10, issue 3, No 4, 337-352

Abstract: Abstract By using a large cross-sectional dataset that observes municipalities from one of the most populated and wealthiest regions in Europe (Lombardy, Italy), this paper investigates how municipal waste re-cycling is correlated with a wide set of municipallevel variables. Results show that municipal waste recycling is linked to geographical, demographic, socio-economic and political variables. They also reveal that these tendencies vary according to municipalities’ population size. This empirical analysis helps in identifying those municipalities that have higher probability of being virtuous in terms of waste recycling.

Keywords: Waste management; Recycling; Local government (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q53 Q58 C25 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1007/s12076-017-0188-8

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