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Economic feasibility of household waste minimisation in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Rafia, Afroz and Tudin, Rabaah (2017) Economic feasibility of household waste minimisation in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In: Global Conference on Business and Economics Research (GCBER) 2017, 14th-15th August 2017, Serdang, Selangor.

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This article examines the economic viability of waste minimization through reuse and recycling in the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. To achieve the objective of the study, this study carries out the cost-benefit analysis (CBA). The cost-benefit ratio (BCR) of waste minimization is 1.23 which reveals that waste minimization is economically justified and capable of generating. This study shows that minimization of solid waste in the city of Dhaka is not only a social or environmental imperious, an economically feasible mitigation and, therefore, can be a good alternate to conventional options for solid waste management, reducing the amount of waste transported to and unloaded and recovering valuable materials.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 5965/58124
Uncontrolled Keywords: Waste generation, waste composition, waste materials recycling, benefit-cost analysis
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Dr Rafia Afroz
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2017 11:32
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2017 10:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/58124

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