Determinants of the generation of solid residues in ten representative municipalities of department of Cundinamarca, 2007-2012

This paper tries to establish the main determining factors of generation of the solid waste, in ten towns representative for the Cundinamarca department (state), with more than 2500 subscribers, for the period 2007-2012, using information from the Sistema Único de Información (SUI), the Superintende...

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Autores Principales: Usaquén Chía, Martha Inés, Sánchez Muñoz, Maria del Pilar
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Español (Spanish)
Publicado: Universidad Libre 2014
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Sumario:This paper tries to establish the main determining factors of generation of the solid waste, in ten towns representative for the Cundinamarca department (state), with more than 2500 subscribers, for the period 2007-2012, using information from the Sistema Único de Información (SUI), the Superintendencia de Servicios Publicos Domiciliarios (SSPD), as the Statistic information registered by DANE, CAR Cundinamarca, and the town halls, and some related researches mainly. In this paper are also shown the towns characterizations with the variables related with solid waste management and it is used a data panel model to estimate the relationship between amount of ordinary solid waste per capita and some other explicative variables. As a conclusion, it can be said that preliminary school coverage rate, the touristic activity and the percentage of population living in urban areas are statistically significant variables to explain the generation of solid waste in the analyzed towns.