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|Title:||Market - Based System of Municipal Solid Waste Composting||Authors:||Hoz, Mervat El||Affiliations:||Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering||Keywords:||COMPOST END-USERS
MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE COMPOSTING
|Subjects:||Marketing||Issue Date:||2015||Part of:||Journal of solid waste technology and management||Volume:||41||Issue:||3||Start page:||239||End page:||248||Abstract:||
The objective of this study is to understand and assess the current system for waste management in the Lebanese market and carry out an evaluation of the compost market for the compost product from the UCF composting plant in north Lebanon. Regional markets are identified through workshops and surveys (questionnaire) that were conducted and the results showed that the farmers have by far the largest demand of compost and should be targeted in the short- and long-terms. This sector needs effort to raise the awareness in order to use compost produced of municipal waste since it has remained untouched up to now. Lack of product familiarity is the biggest single barrier against the use of the compost produced. Therefore, the municipality should apply aggressive marketing techniques including all distribution channels to encourage the use of compost and then increase its annual use. Approval from the Ministries of Environment and Agriculture for the use of the compost product for agricultural purposes is a critical turning point for strongly supported and enhanced consumer acceptance.
This paper was presented in " The Twenty-Eighth International Conference, on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, Pa U.S.A., March 10 – 13, pp. 1131 – 1144 ".
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