Title: Evaluation of rational industrial solid waste abatement in China

 

Author: Lei Shi

 

Address: Qingdao Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Qingdao 266002, Shandong Province, PR China

 

Journal: Int. J. of Environment and Waste Management, 2008 Vol.2, No.1/2, pp.187 - 199

 

Abstract: Industrial Solid Waste (ISW) abatement is attracting wide attention, with its generation increasing rapidly in China. In this paper, we calculate the ISW rational abatement ratio (IRAR) of 30 regions in China from 1990 to 2005, by applying Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). Results show that, the Eastern, Central and Western areas have the lowest, medium and highest 1990–2005 average IRAR (15.04%, 40.27% and 58.83%), respectively. Chinese government should emphasise particularly on ISW abatement in central and western area; and more investment in ISW management and introducing advanced technology are the urgent tasks to improve ISW efficiency.

 

Keywords: industrial solid waste; ISW; rational abatement; data envelopment analysis; DEA; sustainable development; economic growth; policy making; regions; China; waste management; sustainability; efficiency.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJEWM.2008.016999

 

Available online 03 Feb 2008

 

 

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