NIES-CMW Policy Brief #2
Published: 13 JAN 2021
- Policy Theme
- Waste management and recycling policy in the era of population onus
- Target audience
- Policymakers and consultants dealing with municipal waste
- The problem
- Population decrease can lower efficiency in waste collection systems.
- Population aging can increase difficulties of the elderly in taking out trash and those of neighborhood associations in managing waste collection points.
- Policy options for resolving the problem
- Evidence-based policy target setting; Promotion of recycling appropriate for different characteristics of municipalities; Downscaling and consolidation of waste incinerators; Support for the elderly in taking out trash.
(Sustainable Material Cycle Systems Section, Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management Research)
* The views expressed in this Policy Brief are those of the author(s) and are not necessarily those of the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) nor the Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management Research (CMW).