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Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Volume-Based Waste Fee System

dc.contributor.authorRepublic of Korea, Ministry of Environment
dc.coverage.spatialRepublic of Korea
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T20:10:06Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T20:10:06Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/9036
dc.descriptionIn order to reduce waste generation at the source and maximize waste recycling, the Korean government introduced the Volume-Based Waste Fee (VBWF) system in 1995. In Korea, local municipalities have a responsibility to collect, recycle and treat municipal solid waste from household, small business and commercial sectors. Traditionally, all municipalities levied waste fee on each household through property tax or monthly lumpsum fee. Under this fixed-fee system, cost per each residence remained constant regardless of the amount of waste generated, which created a false impression that management services of municipal solid wastes are free of charge. Households and commercial sectors are required to purchase designated VBWF bags to throw away their garbage under the VBWF system. This way, the public has more incentive to generate less waste because they pay for waste treatment in proportion to the amount they dispose. By providing a free collection mechanism for recyclable waste, VBWF induces the public to be more active in waste separation and promotes waste recycling.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherMinistry of Environment - Korea Environment Institute - Republic of Korea
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectwaste analysis; waste collection; waste treatment; waste disposal; waste dumping; waste legislation; waste management; waste prevention; waste recycling
dc.subject.classificationHarmful Substances
dc.subject.classificationResource Efficency
dc.titleKorea Environmental Policy Bulletin - Volume-Based Waste Fee System
dc.typeSerials
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wd.identifier.sdgSDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 13 - Climate Action
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 14 - Life Below Water
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 15 - Life on Land
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 8 - Good Jobs and Economic Growth
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