Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Version

Publisher’s Version

Publication Date

4-2016

Abstract

Proper collection of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is an important action to support environmental sustainability. We investigate the role of household informedness, the degree to which households have the necessary information to make utility-maximizing decisions, as they relate to participation in HHW collection programs. We find two factors that influence household informedness: the provision of public education about HHW and environmental quality information. We conducted an empirical study on HHW collection in California to obtain statistical evidence on the effect of these factors on the amount of HHW collected. The findings of this policy analytics study improve our understanding of how household informedness influences household decision-making in participating in HHW collection programs. This study is useful in the guidance it offers to devise new information policies to maximize households' participation in HHW collection program.

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Environmental Sciences | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Research Areas

Information Systems and Management

Publication

MATEC Web of Conferences: 3rd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications, ICIEA 2016: Hong Kong, April 28-30

First Page

1

Last Page

5

Identifier

10.1051/matecconf/20166814003

Publisher

EDP Sciences

City or Country

London

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/20166814003

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