Collaboration and innovation for inclusive green growth at a community level in Suzhou, China

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Work and Sustainability in Asia
Subtitle of host publicationFacing the Challenges of Global Environmental Changes
EditorsAlice M. L. Chong, Iris Chi
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter13
Pages186-196
ISBN (Electronic)9781315514963, 9781315514970
ISBN (Print)9781138200227
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2019

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NameRoutledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies
PublisherRoutledge
Number20

Abstract

Along with the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission, municipal solid waste (MSW) management is a basic municipal service that offers the potential for delivering environmental, economic, and social benefits (Hoornweg & Bhada-Tata, 2012; Sicular, 1991). Recycling can help reduce waste volume from the source and conserve natural resources and thus has been promoted in many societies. Even though municipal governments also play a role, scavengers, itinerant waste pickers, or itinerant waste buyers, and illegal workshops extract valuable materials from waste on streets, from residential establishments, waste transfer centers, and landfills. Usually, marginalized social groups engage in informal waste recycling under questionable working conditions and with instable incomes. Thus, recycling, especially in developing countries, also has implications for the livelihoods of the poor, economic efficiency, and social equity (Hoornweg & Bhada-Tata, 2012; Scarlet Do Carmo & Puppim de Oliveira, 2010; Sicular, 1991; Wilson, Velis, & Cheeseman, 2006).

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Collaboration and innovation for inclusive green growth at a community level in Suzhou, China. / Li, Wanxin; Zusman, Eric; Chen, Jining.

Social Work and Sustainability in Asia: Facing the Challenges of Global Environmental Changes. ed. / Alice M. L. Chong; Iris Chi. London : Routledge, 2019. p. 186-196 (Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies; No. 20).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)