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Source Separation Scheme in Three Thai Cities - Comparison of achievements

Chivakidakarn, Yanin LU (2008) IMEN56 20081
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Conventional MSWM in the Southern urban cities is gradually moving upward the hierarchy
of solid waste management as their disposal capacity diminishes and it becomes dauntingly
difficult to locate new disposal site. In Thailand, many municipalities have initiated a source
separation scheme as part of their waste management strategy to promote waste reduction.
However, the success of the intervention depends on various factors, some internal and
others external. This study has compared the schemes in three Thai municipalities, Chiang
Mai City Municipality (CMCM), Phitsanulok City Municipality (PCM), and Rayong City
Municipality (RCM) to understand the drivers and barriers in the promotion of source
separation. It further examines... (More)
Conventional MSWM in the Southern urban cities is gradually moving upward the hierarchy
of solid waste management as their disposal capacity diminishes and it becomes dauntingly
difficult to locate new disposal site. In Thailand, many municipalities have initiated a source
separation scheme as part of their waste management strategy to promote waste reduction.
However, the success of the intervention depends on various factors, some internal and
others external. This study has compared the schemes in three Thai municipalities, Chiang
Mai City Municipality (CMCM), Phitsanulok City Municipality (PCM), and Rayong City
Municipality (RCM) to understand the drivers and barriers in the promotion of source
separation. It further examines the municipal solid waste systems - and the source separation
campaigns in the three cases and evaluates the program outcomes in terms of waste to ladfill
and level of household participation in source separation in both traditional (customary) and
organized modes. The results show the obvious roles of (a) external aid from waste policy
specialists, (b) visible infrastructure provided to support material separated, and (c) the level
of cooperation between the public and private recycling sector in the source separation
program. The case where these elements are present, such as RCM, tends to perform better,
gaining more cooperation from households. However, some challenges remain including
discovering waste technology that is more appropriate but less cost-intensive, dealing with
household hazardous waste separation, and overcoming Thai unconsolidated socio-political
environment. (Less)
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Chivakidakarn, Yanin LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN56 20081
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Source Separation
language
English
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1413902
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  abstract     = {Conventional MSWM in the Southern urban cities is gradually moving upward the hierarchy
of solid waste management as their disposal capacity diminishes and it becomes dauntingly
difficult to locate new disposal site. In Thailand, many municipalities have initiated a source
separation scheme as part of their waste management strategy to promote waste reduction.
However, the success of the intervention depends on various factors, some internal and
others external. This study has compared the schemes in three Thai municipalities, Chiang
Mai City Municipality (CMCM), Phitsanulok City Municipality (PCM), and Rayong City
Municipality (RCM) to understand the drivers and barriers in the promotion of source
separation. It further examines the municipal solid waste systems - and the source separation
campaigns in the three cases and evaluates the program outcomes in terms of waste to ladfill
and level of household participation in source separation in both traditional (customary) and
organized modes. The results show the obvious roles of (a) external aid from waste policy
specialists, (b) visible infrastructure provided to support material separated, and (c) the level
of cooperation between the public and private recycling sector in the source separation
program. The case where these elements are present, such as RCM, tends to perform better,
gaining more cooperation from households. However, some challenges remain including
discovering waste technology that is more appropriate but less cost-intensive, dealing with
household hazardous waste separation, and overcoming Thai unconsolidated socio-political
environment.},
  author       = {Chivakidakarn, Yanin},
  keyword      = {Source Separation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Source Separation Scheme in Three Thai Cities - Comparison of achievements},
  year         = {2008},
}