WHY DO WASTE MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS ALWAYS DEFEND THEMSELVES WHEN PLANNING A PROJECT? A PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT POLICY PLAN TO HELP US GO

The scope of this paper is to provide for a Policy Plan that will ensure appropriate levels of public involvement and participation and can guide Waste Managers (public or private) plan and implement a Solid Waste Management Project. Public Involvement encompasses of a range of activities used to engage the people in a decisionmaking process. (Session A16: Public participation and acceptance (II))

by M. Maniati, P. Karakassis

A SWM project usually generates public opposition. Early public involvement and interaction between the waste manager and the interested community will build trust and make it more likely that those who are most concerned with and affected by the Managers’ decisions, will accept it. The proposed Public Involvement Policy Action Plan specifies all the necessary steps to engage people in the decision – making process.

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published: IWWG International Waste Working Group, General Session A (Oktober 2007), 10|2007
Keywords: Landfilling, Material Recovery, Policy Tax Instruments