Measuring the willingness to pay for hazard-free e-waste management in Dhaka city, Bangladesh

Sarwar Uddin Ahmed, PhD

D.Net(Development Research Network), 2011

Working Paper  Series 40002

 

Abstract: 

Electronic waste is becoming a serious threat for our surrounding environment. We need integrated initiatives to fight this growing concern in Bangladesh. On this background, this paper is the second in the series, aimed at calculating the willingness to pay for hazard-free e-waste management system in Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh. Contingent Valuation Method (CVM) was used with direct face-to-face interview technique and
double bounded dichotomous-choice (DC) format for eliciting willingness-to-pay (WTP). From the results of the study we had found that, the aggregate value of the WTP of the respondents in Dhaka was BDT 1.1 billion (USD 16.16 million). The results of the study provided us a guideline regarding the concern of the residents on e-waste and will help us to formulate e-waste management policy.

 

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