• Journal Article

Not garbage: Improving local waste management in transition economies

Citation

Mikeska, G., & Swanson, S. (2002). Not garbage: Improving local waste management in transition economies. Transition Newsletter, 13(6), 56-57.

Abstract

Although Western standards for solid waste management promote best practices and minimize risks posed to public health and the environment, they can also discourage donor assistance in transition economies, because meeting these standards can require too large an investment. However, if achieving Western standards is considered a long-term rather than an immediate goal of the assistance program, modest investment could result in significant improvements to solid waste management practices.