Title: Social aspects of public waste management in Switzerland
Authors : Joos, Walter
Carabias-Hütter, Vicente
Winistörfer, Herbert
Stücheli, Alexander
Published in : Waste Management
Volume(Issue) : 19
Issue : 6
Pages : 417
Pages to: 425
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Pergamon Press
Issue Date: Oct-1999
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Public acceptance; Delphi-expert questioning; Social compatibility
Subject (DDC) : 363: Environmental and security problems
Abstract: It is becoming increasingly evident that a waste management program, and especially a waste treatment technique, which ignores social aspects, is doomed to failure. Aspects concerning the problems of public acceptance, public participation in planning and implementation, consumer behaviour and changing value systems are no less important than the technical or economic aspects in waste management research and decision-making. As part of the Integrated Re-search Project "Waste", Swiss Priority Program Environment (SPPE) 1996-1999 (funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation), this sub-project focuses on the results from two main ar-eas: 1. Results of the three-round written Delphi-Expertquestioning "Contributions to the develop-ment of waste management in Switzerland" show that decision transparency, interregional cooperation, information policy and public participation are important factors with regard to the public acceptance of waste management in Switzerland. 2. The much discussed problem area of public acceptance of waste policies is directly linked to the concept of Social Compatibility, which is identified as an essential component of sustainable and successful waste management. As an additional aspect, the significance of mediation as a participatory process for public ac-ceptance will be investigated. Public dialogues on concrete waste management projects not accepted by parts of the population, will therefore be initiated, monitored and evaluated.
Departement: Soziale Arbeit
Organisational Unit: Center for Corporate Responsibility (CCR)
Institute of Sustainable Development (INE)
International Management Institute (IMI)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1016/S0963-9969(99)00087-3
ISSN: 0956-053X
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/6511
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