An Efficiency Analysis of Waste Management for the OECD Countries

Proceedings of The 13th International Conference on Humanities, Psychology and Social Sciences

Year: 2021


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An Efficiency Analysis of Waste Management for the OECD Countries

Fazıl Gökgöz and Engin Yalçın



Waste management is one of the most important environmental issues countries strive to improve.  Today, sustainable a thorough waste management is a prerequisite for the environmental sustainability of industry-intensive countries as these countries generate high levels of waste during their production processes. The increasing amount of waste mainly based on urbanization and rising population has adverse effects on environmental and economic and social problems. To address these difficulties, an adequate waste management plan should be developed. To develop this plan, various criteria should be considered to present a clear overview of countries. In brief, reducing the amount of generated waste, increasing the share of recycled materials are the main goals for waste management. Governments continually seek ways to enhance their waste management performance. To this end, The Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is a non-parametric efficiency employed to evaluate the relative performance of alternatives. The waste management efficiency can be observed via an empirical analysis of the DEA approach. In this respect, the performance trend of waste management will be observed in the selected OECD countries over the investigated period. Thereby, governments can observe the waste management trend of their countries and manage policies more efficiently.

keywords: Waste Management, Efficiency, DEA, OECD.