Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Biology

Title

Marketisation of public services in China: reforming the provision of solid waste services in Guangzhou's environmental sector

Language

English

Abstract

Since Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) collection and disposal has been a free public service in many Chinese cities, many local governments in China are facing the problem of insufficient funding. A number of municipal authorities in China have adopted marketisation (the Chinese equivalence for privatisation) to relieve local governments' financial burdens in solid waste management. This paper will use the experience of Guangzhou, the third wealthiest city in China, to illustrate how marketisation in waste management is being carried out, what problems it is confronting and what remedial measures are needed to sustain marketisation. Copyright © 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Keywords

China, Contractor, Guangzhou, Marketisation, MSW, Municipal solid waste, Solid waste management, Waste collection

Publication Date

2012

Source Publication Title

World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development

Volume

9

Issue

1

Start Page

34

End Page

55

Publisher

Inderscience

DOI

10.1504/WRSTSD.2012.044786

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/WRSTSD.2012.044786

ISSN (print)

17412242

ISSN (electronic)

17412234

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