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Australian SMEs waste to landfill

Redmond, J, Walker, E A, Parker, C M and Simpson, M 2014, Australian SMEs waste to landfill, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 297-310, doi: 10.1080/14486563.2014.903210.

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Title Australian SMEs waste to landfill
Author(s) Redmond, J
Walker, E A
Parker, C MORCID iD for Parker, C M orcid.org/0000-0003-3785-8142
Simpson, M
Journal name Australasian Journal of Environmental Management
Volume number 21
Issue number 3
Start page 297
End page 310
Total pages 14
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1448-6563
Keyword(s) environmental impact
recycling
small firms
survey data protocol
waste management
Summary Landfill waste has a negative impact on the environment and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are believed to be significant contributors. There is little government or scholarly research, however, quantifying the collective volume of waste SMEs send to landfill. Where studies do exist they measure total volumes (landfill and recycling combined) and/or do not distinguish between specific waste streams (e.g. wood) and subcategories (e.g. dust). This paper contributes to knowledge by giving insight into the collective volume of waste of 404 SMEs, reconceptualising SME waste into subcategories and by measuring landfill volumes. It presents findings from these 404 Australian SMEs which found that, in descending order, cardboard, paper, plastic wrap, wood dust and particleboard were the subcategories these SMEs sent to landfill in the greatest volumes. It also argues that this reconceptualisation, and associated data collection protocols, have the potential to enable scholars and policy makers to determine the waste subcategories to which SMEs contribute most, formulate targeted interventions and research or evaluate environmental outcomes. © 2014 © 2014 Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand Inc.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/14486563.2014.903210
Field of Research 150314 Small Business Management
150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand
Free to Read? Yes
Free to Read Start Date 2016-08-26
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30067653

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