The Current Issues About Waste Prevention and Willingness to Pay: A Case Study of Greenhouse Production in Turkey
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Department of Agricultural Economics, Agriculture Faculty, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey
Submission date: 2022-06-23
Final revision date: 2022-09-07
Acceptance date: 2022-09-07
Online publication date: 2022-11-03
Publication date: 2022-12-21
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Makbule Nisa Mencet Yelboğa   

Department of Agricultural Economics Agricultural Faculty, Akdeniz University, KAMPUS, 07070, ANTALYA, Turkey
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2023;32(1):419–426
Regarding the regulation of waste, many policies and legal rules exist throughout the world. However, people often see the effort and money spent on “waste” as a “wasted resource” ironically. Waste is generated in every sector where production exists, and agriculture is one of them. The agricultural sector faces various challenges related to different types of waste. Especially, intensive agricultural systems like greenhouses have a more complex structure in waste classification. This study aims to draw attention to economic and social factors and focuses on behaviors and trends in waste management. Its original value is the evaluation of the factors affecting the waste management preferences of the producers. Within the scope of the research, a survey was conducted with 250 tomato producers selected by sampling in Antalya and its districts. Willingness to Pay (WTP), one of the contingent valuation methods, was applied for the research method, and bivariate probit models were used for the econometric model. As a result of the field study conducted with the producers, it was analyzed how demographic and socio-economic variables affect WTP and WTP amount. Additionally, as well as the waste disposal preferences of producers, waste types generated by agricultural production and how they are treated are also discussed.