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An economic model of solid waste generation


, : An economic model of solid waste generation. Environmental Professional 4(4): 378-387

Demand theory is used to determine the factors which influence residential solid waste generation rates. Using the City of Chicago, Illinois, USA, as a case study, an econometric model is specified using median income, income variance, population size and percent black as independent variables. Income was the most significant variable, confirming the hypothesis that solid waste generation rates increase with rising incomes. The study also suggests that there is a basic, year-round volume of wastes, relatively insensitive to income and an excess volume which follows a seasonal pattern. Some policy implications are briefly discussed.

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