Theoretical and methodological aspects of solid waste management
AbstractThis article has three aims: i) to carry out a current literature review of solid waste sector (MSW); ii) identify the main directions of studies of empirical and theoretical background, followed by modern research; iii) hierarchically them considering the economic scope, public policy, environmental management and operator system. This study was conducted by reviewing studies on the waste sector with content published in major international journals. The results seem to suggest there is no single standard approach in these studies, but contains key elements under the theoretical umbrella "cost" and "efficiency." The lack of literature on the production structure of the recycling sector is central issue in the current debate on MSW for convergence of approaches on account and economic costs, transaction costs, logistics, externalities and market failures. These questions is crucial to shed light to ways and scope of research on MSW at interdisciplinary and political discussions.
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