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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Anna Barbara Happenhofer (2016): Ökonomische Anreizsysteme für die getrennte Abfallsammlung.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Abfallwirtschaft (ABF-BOKU), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 102. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
Source separation is a key element for efficiently operating waste management systems. Numerous measures to promote source separation are available. Their application is essential in order to motivate households to participate in source separation. Economic incentive schemes are basic policy instruments which either provide positive or negative incentives for source separation. Pay-as-you-throw schemes have become well-established internationally. A not so well-known approach are reward schemes which aim to motivate housholds to recycle by providing a positive incentive. The lacking availability of heterogenous data make detailed comparisons of existing pilot schemes difficult and more information is necessary in order to evaluate reward schemes profoundly. Reward schemes have the potential to increase recycling tonnages and participation rates. But it becomes apparant when regarding the cost effectiveness of these schemes that their implementation tends to create higher costs than economic benefits. Due to diverging legal and structural frameworks these findings are only partially transferable for Austrian waste management systems. The development and enforcement of reward schemes are now being increasingly discussed by municipal waste managers in Austria. But reasonable doubts concerning the cost effective implementation still remain. Wether these doubts can be resolved by advantageous technical and personnel solutions and if these schemes will be politically supported, remains to be seen in the near future.

Beurteilende(r): Salhofer Stefan Petrus
1.Mitwirkender: Beigl Peter

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