Overcoming Waste Management Inefficiencies: a Comparative Case Study Between Seoul Metropolitan City, KOREA with TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN
- Overcoming Waste Management Inefficiencies: a Comparative Case Study Between Seoul Metropolitan City, KOREA with TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN
- HUSAN, Haydarov
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- KDI School of public policy and management
- The efficiency and organizational issues of Uzbekistan’s waste management system
(WMS) have led to challenging new ecological and environmental problems for the main
cities and industrial zones of the country. This thesis highlights practical policy and
technology reforms that could ameliorate this situation through a comparative case study with
the successful WMS model South Korea. Using archival research and semi-structured
interview methods, this thesis underscores current structural and organizational challenges of the Uzbek WMS while offering realistic solutions based on South Korean WMS protocols. Detailed research reveals that three main policies turned the Korean model from one of the
worst WMS systems to the one of most efficient and effective systems of the World. The
conclusions of this research reveal that Volume-Based-Waste-Fee (VBWF) system, the next is Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) System and the last one is expansion of waste
treatment facilities. With these findings, I suggest WMS reforms to the Uzbek government.
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