Responsibility for regional waste generation: a single-region extended input–output analysis for Wales

Christa Jensen, Stuart McIntyre, Max Munday, Karen Turner

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This paper uses a regional input–output framework and data derived on waste generation by industry to examine different aspects of regional waste accountability. In addition to estimating a series of industry output–waste coefficients, the paper considers a series of methods for waste attribution from production and consumption perspectives. In particular, it considers a method that permits a greater focus on regional (private and public) final consumption as the main exogenous driver of waste generation. In doing so, it uses a domestic technology assumption to consider a regional waste footprint where local consumption requirements are assumed to be met using production technologies over which regional authorities are likely to have more control.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)913-933
Number of pages21
JournalRegional Studies
Issue number6
Early online date4 Oct 2011
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • waste attribution
  • regional economy
  • input–output analysis
  • Wales

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