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The Carrot and the Stick: Changing Policy for Waste Management in a Swedish Municipality - A case study

Annerstedt, Linn LU (2013) STVK02 20122
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Despite policy efforts to reduce waste and to recycle material, household waste in Europe continues to grow. In Sweden, most 290 municipalities use volume-based tariffs for household waste management.
This report is about two alternative policies for household waste: (1) a weight based waste system and (2) a system of kerbside containers for sorted waste (FNI). It is a case study of policy development in the municipality of Falkenberg that strives to become environmentally more sustainable by improving waste management and stimulating recycling.
Source material includes policy documents and interviews with policy-makers and professionals.
A comprehensive analytical framework, the Institutional Analysis and Development, helps explain... (More)
Despite policy efforts to reduce waste and to recycle material, household waste in Europe continues to grow. In Sweden, most 290 municipalities use volume-based tariffs for household waste management.
This report is about two alternative policies for household waste: (1) a weight based waste system and (2) a system of kerbside containers for sorted waste (FNI). It is a case study of policy development in the municipality of Falkenberg that strives to become environmentally more sustainable by improving waste management and stimulating recycling.
Source material includes policy documents and interviews with policy-makers and professionals.
A comprehensive analytical framework, the Institutional Analysis and Development, helps explain the inputs to Falkenberg’s principal waste policy decisions in 2011 on what was then perceived as environmentally ambitious, technically feasible and economically reasonable. One such input is overall cost considerations regarding required additional investments by the municipality.
The analysis also covers external features such as the influence on Falkenberg by waste policy experiences among other municipalities: Varberg (weight-based waste) and Helsingborg (FNI). By 2014, Falkenberg will implement Varberg’s well-established weight based household waste system through a joint company, VIVAB, responsible for water supply, sewage treatment and solid waste management in both municipalities. (Less)
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author
Annerstedt, Linn LU
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organization
course
STVK02 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Household waste management, municipal governance, policy process, weight based waste tariff, Institutional Analysis and Development Framework
language
English
id
3357909
date added to LUP
2013-02-05 14:33:41
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2013-02-05 14:33:41
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  abstract     = {Despite policy efforts to reduce waste and to recycle material, household waste in Europe continues to grow. In Sweden, most 290 municipalities use volume-based tariffs for household waste management. 
This report is about two alternative policies for household waste: (1) a weight based waste system and (2) a system of kerbside containers for sorted waste (FNI). It is a case study of policy development in the municipality of Falkenberg that strives to become environmentally more sustainable by improving waste management and stimulating recycling. 
Source material includes policy documents and interviews with policy-makers and professionals. 
A comprehensive analytical framework, the Institutional Analysis and Development, helps explain the inputs to Falkenberg’s principal waste policy decisions in 2011 on what was then perceived as environmentally ambitious, technically feasible and economically reasonable. One such input is overall cost considerations regarding required additional investments by the municipality. 
The analysis also covers external features such as the influence on Falkenberg by waste policy experiences among other municipalities: Varberg (weight-based waste) and Helsingborg (FNI). By 2014, Falkenberg will implement Varberg’s well-established weight based household waste system through a joint company, VIVAB, responsible for water supply, sewage treatment and solid waste management in both municipalities.},
  author       = {Annerstedt, Linn},
  keyword      = {Household waste management,municipal governance,policy process,weight based waste tariff,Institutional Analysis and Development Framework},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Carrot and the Stick: Changing Policy for Waste Management in a Swedish Municipality - A case study},
  year         = {2013},
}