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The Causes of the Municipal Solid Waste and the Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Waste Sector in the United States


Abstract The United State generates the most waste among OECD countries, and there are adverse effects of the waste generation. One of the most serious adverse effects is greenhouse gas, especially CH4, which causes global warming. However, the amount of waste generation is not decreasing, and the United State recycling rate, which could reduce waste generation, is only 26%, which is lower than other OECD countries. Thus, waste generation and greenhouse gas emission should decrease, and in order for that to happen, identifying the causes should be made a priority. The research objective is to verify whether the Environmental Kuznets Curve relationship is supported for waste generation and GDP across the U.S. Moreover, it also confirmed that total wa... (more)
Created Date 2016-05-20
Contributor Lee, Seungtaek (ASU author) / Kim, Jonghoon (ASU author) / Chong, Oswald (ASU author) / Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering / School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Series PROCEDIA ENGINEERING
Type Text
Extent 6 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.04.139 / ISSN: 1877-7058
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Citation Lee, S., Kim, J., & Chong, W. O. (2016). The Causes of the Municipal Solid Waste and the Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Waste Sector in the United States. Procedia Engineering, 145, 1074-1079. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2016.04.139
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