Household waste recycling: national survey evidence from Italy

  title={Household waste recycling: national survey evidence from Italy},
  author={Damiano Fiorillo},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Planning and Management},
  pages={1125 - 1151}
  • D. Fiorillo
  • Published 2011
  • Economics
  • Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
The paper analyses the determinants of household recycling in Italy, with particular emphasis on social behaviours. The econometric analysis is based on two waves – 1998 and 2000 – of the Multipurpose Household Survey conducted annually by the Italian Central Statistics Office. In Italy, household recycling was substantially voluntary in the years from 1998 to 2000-with no monetary incentives or pecuniary sanctions. Five different materials are investigated: paper, glass, plastic, aluminium and… Expand
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