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Volume-based waste fee system in Korea

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Frame of Image onment K Institute (KEI) Yoon Jung Kim, Researcher, Korea Environment Institute (KEI)
Advisory
Jae-kon Shim, Representative Director, Environment&Human Forum Moo-kyung Shim, Director, Ministry of Environment Mi-hwa Kim, Secretary General, Korea Zero Waste Movement Network June Woo Park, Professor, Sangmyung University
Research Management
Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and 	 Management
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Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF), Republic of Korea
Government Publications Registration Number 11-1051000-000218-01 ISBN 978-89-93695-71-7 94320 ISBN 978-89-93695-27-4 [SET 40] Copyright © 2012 by Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
Government Publications Registration Number 11-1051000-000218-01
Knowledge Sharing Program
2011 Modularization of Korea’s Development Experience
Volume-based Waste Fee System in Korea
Preface
The study of Korea’s economic and social transformation offers a unique opportunity to better understand the factors that drive development. Within one generation, Korea had transformed itself from a poor agrarian society to a modern industrial nation, a feat never seen before. What makes Korea’s experience so unique is that its rapid economic development was relatively broad-based, meaning that the fruits of Korea’s rapid growth were shared by many. The challenge of course is unlocking the secrets behind Korea’s rapid and broad-based development, which can offer invaluable insights and lessons and knowledge that ca


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Title Volume-based waste fee system in Korea
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Project Category Development Cases
Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Kim, Kwang yim; Kim, Yoon Jung

Publisher

Seoul:KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date 2012
Project Development Cases
Series Title; No Knowledge Sharing Program: KSP Modularization
ISBN 978-89-93695-71-7; 978-89-93695-27-4 [SET 40]
Pages 132
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < Environment
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Supervisor KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Organizer Ministry of Environment; Korea Environment Institute
Sponsor Ministry of Strategy and Finance
Project Term 2011-01-01 ~ 2011-12-31

Abstract

After 1960s, rapid urbanization, increases in income and consumption inevitably gave rise to environmental pollution as well as mass generation of waste on an unprecedented scale. The changes in consumption pattern for most people preferring luxurious goods also resulted in shortening of product life span and brought about early discard of products, such as furniture, and home appliances. And use of disposable products, excessive packaging and excessive food waste were creating greater challenges for waste management authorities. Moreover, waste treatment facility was necessary but construction of sanitary landfill site and incinerator caused big social conflict between local communities. To overcome the problems, government started to shift its focus from “how to treat the waste” to “how to reduce the waste.” In order to reduce waste and maximize recycling, the Korean government introduced the Volume-based Waste Fee (VBWF) System in 1995. (The rest omitted)

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