Comparison of Solid Waste Management Performances of Turkey and EU countries associated with Malmquist Index


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Tuzuner Z. , ALP İ.

JOURNAL OF POLYTECHNIC-POLITEKNIK DERGISI, vol.21, no.1, pp.75-81, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.2339/politeknik.386857
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF POLYTECHNIC-POLITEKNIK DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.75-81

Abstract

In this study, it's aimed to determine the solid waste management performances of Turkey and EU countries with DEA. Waste and environmental data of the countries has been evaluated in this study for a period of seven years and performance changes of the countries has been examined by years through Malmquist Total Factor Productivity by establishing two different models. In first model, performance of the countries has been examined in terms of environment. Benefiting from the variables of waste management according to the waste categories (domestic and industrial) of the countries, waste generation excluding the important mineral wastes and municipal waste generation, it's aimed to achieve maximum of municipal waste recycle ratio, packaging wastes recycle ratio and packaging waste recovery ratios. In the second model, performance of the countries has been examined in economic terms. Benefiting from the public sector environmental investment amount (as GDP percentage) and environmental protection expenditures (million Euros) variables, it's aimed to achieve maximum of municipal waste recycle ratio, packaging wastes recycle ratio and packaging waste recovery ratios.