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    Exploring the “not in my backyard” effect in the construction of waste incineration power plants - based on a survey in metropolises of China2020

    LIN B., XU M.Journaux et Revues (scientifiques)

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    Environmental Impact Assessment Review
    Volume 82, May 2020, 106377

    Highlights
    • The public's attitudes towards waste incineration power plants are investigated.

    • A random survey concerning waste incineration power plants (WIPP) is carried.

    • About 88% of the respondents have NIMBY effect towards WIPP.


    Abstract
    Waste incineration power plants have become the best option in face of the increasing amount of garbage in China's cities. However, constructing waste incineration power plants will cause “not in my backyard” (NIMBY) effect in the public. To identify variables causing this effect and measure the effect quantitatively, we designed and carried out a random survey in four metropolises in China. Of the 3133 questionnaires distributed, 3066 are thought to be effective. Males, persons with higher educational levels, or with higher income, or having underaged children in their families, or thinking their neighborhoods are upscale ones are willing to pay more to avoid the construction of waste incineration power plants in their surroundings than others. In addition, provided that the respondents deem that the construction of waste incineration power plants would have an impact on their lives, they are willing to pay more no matter they own their departments or not. Finally, the estimated willingness to pay (WTP) to avoid the waste incineration power plants is 105 yuan to 133 yuan per month. Hence, the government should treat the NIMBY syndrome well in the construction of waste incineration power plants, with WTP being one perspective to persuade the public.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2020.106377

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