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Title: Economic aspects of waste management in small island states
Authors: Briguglio, Marie
Briguglio, Lino
Keywords: Refuse and refuse disposal
Waste minimization
Environmental economics -- Malta
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Malta Institute of Wastes Management
Citation: Briguglio, M., & Briguglio, L. (1997). Economic aspects of waste management in small island states. Conference of the Malta Institute of Wastes Management and the Cleaner Technology Centre, Malta. 1-16.
Abstract: Waste is a major economic problem in many Small Island States (SIS), especially in those with a relatively high population density. In the Maltese Islands for instance, approximately 4 tonnes of solid waste per capita are produced per year. This compared to a much lower European average of some 1 tonne per capita. At the international level several agreements exist for waste in general including Directives of the European Community , OECD Decisions and Recommendations, the Lome IV convention, and the 1989 Basle Convention. Management of Solid Waste and Sewage is also an explicit item in Agenda 21 (Chapter 21) endorsed by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED Rio De Janeiro 1992), whilst the Report of the Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, Chapter 3 (Barbados, May 1994), identifies Management of Wastes as a priority area. The paper looks at some waste management options that could be implemented to mitigate these problems. The basic thrust of the paper is that rational waste management is particularly important in SIS, and that economic instruments could be used to achieve waste related strategies and objectives in such states.
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