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Article: Stakeholders' willingness to pay for enhanced construction waste management: a Hong Kong study

TitleStakeholders' willingness to pay for enhanced construction waste management: a Hong Kong study
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/rser
Citation
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2015, v. 47, p. 233-240 How to Cite?
AbstractBased on the polluter pays principle, construction waste disposal charging schemes (CWDCS) have been deployed by various economies as one of the most effective ways of managing construction waste. Nevertheless, a means of rationalizing these schemes has not been well documented. Using the economic technique of contingent valuation method (CVM), this study aims to investigate stakeholders’ willingness to pay (WTP) for enhanced construction waste management (CWM) with a view to providing a scientific foundation for CWDCS rationalization. In considering this WTP in light of repeated exhortations that all stakeholders play a role in the management of construction waste, the study is unique. To ascertain stakeholders’ WTP, a payment card-style questionnaire survey was designed and administered to Hong Kong’s major CWM stakeholders in February 2014. Interestingly, the results show that there is no statistically significant variation in the WTP of different stakeholder groups. The average maximum WTP is around HK$232/t for landfill disposal of C&D waste, HK$186/t for off-site sorting facility (OSF) disposal, and HK$120/t for public fill reception facility (PFRF) disposal. These values are higher than the existing CWDCS charges (HK$125/t for landfilling, HK$100/t for OSF disposal, and HK$27/t for PFRF disposal) but much lower than the charges proposed to the government. This research provides not only a scientific foundation for the ongoing debate on changes to Hong Kong’s CWDCS, but also a valuable reference for other economies facing the challenge of developing charging schemes to deal with construction waste.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214523
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2015 Impact Factor: 6.798
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 3.120

 

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dc.contributor.authorLu, W-
dc.contributor.authorPeng, Y-
dc.contributor.authorWebster, CJ-
dc.contributor.authorZuo, J-
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-21T11:34:35Z-
dc.date.available2015-08-21T11:34:35Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2015, v. 47, p. 233-240-
dc.identifier.issn1364-0321-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214523-
dc.description.abstractBased on the polluter pays principle, construction waste disposal charging schemes (CWDCS) have been deployed by various economies as one of the most effective ways of managing construction waste. Nevertheless, a means of rationalizing these schemes has not been well documented. Using the economic technique of contingent valuation method (CVM), this study aims to investigate stakeholders’ willingness to pay (WTP) for enhanced construction waste management (CWM) with a view to providing a scientific foundation for CWDCS rationalization. In considering this WTP in light of repeated exhortations that all stakeholders play a role in the management of construction waste, the study is unique. To ascertain stakeholders’ WTP, a payment card-style questionnaire survey was designed and administered to Hong Kong’s major CWM stakeholders in February 2014. Interestingly, the results show that there is no statistically significant variation in the WTP of different stakeholder groups. The average maximum WTP is around HK$232/t for landfill disposal of C&D waste, HK$186/t for off-site sorting facility (OSF) disposal, and HK$120/t for public fill reception facility (PFRF) disposal. These values are higher than the existing CWDCS charges (HK$125/t for landfilling, HK$100/t for OSF disposal, and HK$27/t for PFRF disposal) but much lower than the charges proposed to the government. This research provides not only a scientific foundation for the ongoing debate on changes to Hong Kong’s CWDCS, but also a valuable reference for other economies facing the challenge of developing charging schemes to deal with construction waste.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/rser-
dc.relation.ispartofRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License-
dc.titleStakeholders' willingness to pay for enhanced construction waste management: a Hong Kong study-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLu, W: wilsonlu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWebster, CJ: cwebster@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLu, W=rp01362-
dc.identifier.authorityWebster, CJ=rp01747-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.rser.2015.03.008-
dc.identifier.hkuros248388-
dc.identifier.volume47-
dc.identifier.spage233-
dc.identifier.epage240-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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