Collective Action in Waste Management: A Comparative Study of Recycling and Recovery Initiatives from Brazil, Indonesia, and Nigeria Using the Institutional Analysis and Development Framework

Oh, Jinkyung and Hettiarachchi, Hiroshan, (2020). Collective Action in Waste Management: A Comparative Study of Recycling and Recovery Initiatives from Brazil, Indonesia, and Nigeria Using the Institutional Analysis and Development Framework. Recycling, 5(1), 1-16

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    Author Oh, Jinkyung
    Hettiarachchi, Hiroshan
    Title Collective Action in Waste Management: A Comparative Study of Recycling and Recovery Initiatives from Brazil, Indonesia, and Nigeria Using the Institutional Analysis and Development Framework
    Appearing in Recycling
    Volume 5
    Issue No. 1
    Publication Date 2020-03-01
    Place of Publication Basel, Switzerland
    Publisher MDPI
    Start page 1
    End page 16
    Language eng
    Abstract Recycling and recovery provide not only a sustainable option to decrease the volume of waste that needs final disposal, but also a blueprint to a circular economy. However, rates of recycling/recovery still remain very low on a global scale. While it is important to look for technology-based solutions to improve recycling/recovery activities, such solutions might not be necessarily affordable in many countries. A solution that involves the active participation of the population, on the other hand, has the potential to succeed in any country. The challenge is to attract and unite people to achieve such common goals. The theory of collective action and the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework, that have been originally used in resource management, are two concepts that can be adapted to organize recycling/recovery initiatives. This manuscript discusses what recycling/recovery programs can learn from the theory of collective action and the IAD framework, through a qualitative comparative study of such initiatives from three different cities. They are; Curitiba in Brazil, Padang in Indonesia, and Akure in Nigeria. The cases show the potential benefits of both concepts, not only in formulating and implementing recycling/recovery programs but also in making corrective measures for continuous improvements. All cases also showed the importance of increasing awareness-raising to change public perception towards waste from being a nuisance to a valuable resource.
    UNBIS Thesaurus WASTE MANAGEMENT
    Keyword Collective action
    Institutional analysis and development framework
    Waste policy
    Waste governance
    Recycling and recovery
    Circular economy
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2020
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISSN 23134321
    DOI 10.3390/recycling5010004
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