Conclusion: Considering the Linkage between Ownership and Corporate Governance, Key Drivers of Good Waste Management and Performance under the Zero Waste Framework
Best Practices in Urban Solid Waste Management
ISBN: 978-1-80043-889-7, eISBN: 978-1-80043-888-0
Publication date: 12 July 2021
The chapter illustrates the relationships between concepts, theories, and processes presented so far in the book.
The cases explored show how this model can be recognized first and foremost in publicly owned waste operators linked to the territory where the service is provided. The content that justifies and legitimizes their presence is that of the integral recovery of materials through the zero waste strategy.
Innovation, responsibility, stakeholder engagement, and knowledge sharing have been highlighted as the four key drivers of sustainable urban waste management. These drivers reciprocally reinforce each other in a virtuous exploitation system that generates a positive circular path of new managerial and technical resources and competencies, and new responsibility schemes shared among managers, policymakers, employees, and users.
Further, each key driver impacts the economic, environmental, and social performance of urban waste operators, increasing the overall impact and strengthening the effect of the other drivers in a virtuous exploitation of benefits for waste operators and stakeholders beyond the served territory.
Romano, G., Marciano, C. and Fiorelli, M.S. (2021), "Conclusion: Considering the Linkage between Ownership and Corporate Governance, Key Drivers of Good Waste Management and Performance under the Zero Waste Framework
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