Responsibility for Regional Waste Generation : A Single Region Extended Input-output Analysis with Uni-directional Trade Flows

Jensen, Christa D. and McIntyre, Stuart and Munday, Max and Turner, Karen (2009) Responsibility for Regional Waste Generation : A Single Region Extended Input-output Analysis with Uni-directional Trade Flows. Discussion paper. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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    Abstract

    The paper uses a regional input-output (IO) framework and data derived on waste generation by industry to examine regional accountability for waste generation. In addition to estimating a series of industry output-waste coefficients, the paper considers two methods for waste attribution but focuses first on one (trade endogenised linear attribution system (TELAS)) that permits a greater focus on private and public final consumption as the main exogenous driver of waste generation. Second, the paper uses a domestic technology assumption (DTA) to consider a regional ‘waste footprint’ where local consumption requirements are assumed to be met through domestic production.