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Packaging Waste in Remote Communities: Opportunities and Challenges: A Case Study for Tefé, Amazon

Fostinone, Laura LU (2016) In IIIEE Masters Theses IMEN56 20161
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Growing amounts of waste generation in remote areas without proper waste management
systems is a problem to human health and the environment. The Amazon holds the biggest
freshwater resources in the world, is a biodiversity hotspot and its communities are placed in
distances that can take days by boat to be reached. A National policy with EPR instruments
requires private companies to take-back packaging waste. The research aims to identify the
hindering and promoting factors for good packaging waste management in remote
communities, looking closely to the reality of Tefé, municipality in the Amazon. Literature
regarding waste management in remote communities, developing countries, EPR Programmes
and recycling markets was crossed... (More)
Growing amounts of waste generation in remote areas without proper waste management
systems is a problem to human health and the environment. The Amazon holds the biggest
freshwater resources in the world, is a biodiversity hotspot and its communities are placed in
distances that can take days by boat to be reached. A National policy with EPR instruments
requires private companies to take-back packaging waste. The research aims to identify the
hindering and promoting factors for good packaging waste management in remote
communities, looking closely to the reality of Tefé, municipality in the Amazon. Literature
regarding waste management in remote communities, developing countries, EPR Programmes
and recycling markets was crossed with findings collected from Tefé. The analysis offers an
overview on what are the hindering and promoting factors for packaging waste management
in both literature review and case study clustered into four main topics: (1) Government
support and policy framework; (2) market factors; (3) society and private sector contribution
and (4) geographical and demographic factors. The results show several similarities of the
findings from literature review were also observed in the case study in Tefé and that
Government support and policy framework represent the majority of the hindering factors
while geographical and demographic factors represent the least for promoting factors.
Recommendations to stakeholders focus on what can be done in a short and long term
considering the Tefé case study but can be also benchmarked to other remote Places. (Less)
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author
Fostinone, Laura LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN56 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
packaging waste, remote communities, waste management, EPR Programmes, remote areas in the Amazon, Tefé
publication/series
IIIEE Masters Theses
report number
2016:08
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
8892530
date added to LUP
2016-09-27 11:23:19
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2016-11-23 10:28:45
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  abstract     = {Growing amounts of waste generation in remote areas without proper waste management
systems is a problem to human health and the environment. The Amazon holds the biggest
freshwater resources in the world, is a biodiversity hotspot and its communities are placed in
distances that can take days by boat to be reached. A National policy with EPR instruments
requires private companies to take-back packaging waste. The research aims to identify the
hindering and promoting factors for good packaging waste management in remote
communities, looking closely to the reality of Tefé, municipality in the Amazon. Literature
regarding waste management in remote communities, developing countries, EPR Programmes
and recycling markets was crossed with findings collected from Tefé. The analysis offers an
overview on what are the hindering and promoting factors for packaging waste management
in both literature review and case study clustered into four main topics: (1) Government
support and policy framework; (2) market factors; (3) society and private sector contribution
and (4) geographical and demographic factors. The results show several similarities of the
findings from literature review were also observed in the case study in Tefé and that
Government support and policy framework represent the majority of the hindering factors
while geographical and demographic factors represent the least for promoting factors.
Recommendations to stakeholders focus on what can be done in a short and long term
considering the Tefé case study but can be also benchmarked to other remote Places.},
  author       = {Fostinone, Laura},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {packaging waste,remote communities,waste management,EPR Programmes,remote areas in the Amazon,Tefé},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Masters Theses},
  title        = {Packaging Waste in Remote Communities: Opportunities and Challenges: A Case Study for Tefé, Amazon},
  year         = {2016},
}