The aim of this paper is to analyze the waste management process with a focus on waste disposed in landfills. The results of our analysis provide guidelines for actions geared at improving the waste management. We apply cluster analysis and Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA) techniques to 103 Italian provinces for the year 2011. Thus we are allowed to identify spatial correlation processes and spatial clusters. The results of our investigation show a dual structure in the distribution of landfill disposal rate. Moreover, they importantly suggest that institutional quality and pro-environmental behaviour are significant factors in the waste management process.

An exploratory analysis on waste management in Italy: A focus onwaste disposed in landfill

AGOVINO, MASSIMILIANO;FERRARA, MARIA;GAROFALO, Antonio
2016

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to analyze the waste management process with a focus on waste disposed in landfills. The results of our analysis provide guidelines for actions geared at improving the waste management. We apply cluster analysis and Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA) techniques to 103 Italian provinces for the year 2011. Thus we are allowed to identify spatial correlation processes and spatial clusters. The results of our investigation show a dual structure in the distribution of landfill disposal rate. Moreover, they importantly suggest that institutional quality and pro-environmental behaviour are significant factors in the waste management process.
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