Title: Studying the applicability of variable rate pricing in solid waste management in Greece

Authors: A. Karagiannidis, A. Xirogiannopoulou, N. Moussiopoulos

Addresses: Laboratory of Heat Transfer and Environmental Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Box 483, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece. ' Laboratory of Heat Transfer and Environmental Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Box 483, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece. ' Laboratory of Heat Transfer and Environmental Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Box 483, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece

Abstract: This paper presents some preliminary, qualitative results on the applicability of the implementation of a waste management and pricing system based on ||Pay As You Throw|| (PAYT) in Greece. PAYT is described and both its aims and potential benefits and problems are presented. Next, the waste charging and billing systems are studied. Finally, a possible implementation scheme is proposed for PAYT to be potentially successful in Greece.

Keywords: waste charges; Pay As You Throw; variable rate pricing; unit pricing; waste charging schemes; waste pricing systems; waste billing systems; waste charges calculation; solid waste management; Greece; solid waste collection; environmental awareness; waste reduction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2005.006860

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2005 Vol.23 No.2, pp.189 - 204

Available online: 19 Apr 2005 *

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