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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice
 

Waste management of an industrial region: Evidence from the Sverdlovsk Oblast

Vol. 20, Iss. 2, FEBRUARY 2022

Received: 16 August 2021

Received in revised form: 9 November 2021

Accepted: 25 December 2021

Available online: 15 February 2022

Subject Heading: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONS

JEL Classification: Q53; Q57

Pages: 234–258

https://doi.org/10.24891/re.20.2.234

Ekaterina O. WEGNER-KOZLOVA Institute of Economics of Ural Branch of RAS, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation
Vegner.kozlova.eo@uiec.ru

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4182-6514

Subject. This article deals with the issues of production and consumption waste management, taking into account the principles of sustainable development.
Objectives. The article aims to assess the main trends in the field of production and consumption waste management in the mining and manufacturing industries of the Sverdlovsk Oblast and propose up-to-date areas for the development of this sphere, based on the principles of sustainability.
Methods. For the study, I used the methods of statistical and comparative analyses.
Results. The article identifies the most promising and relevant for the Sverdlovsk Oblast areas for the development of production and consumption waste management, taking into account the principles of sustainable development.
Conclusions. It is necessary to purposefully develop a regional segment of high-tech, science-intensive small business, focused on the processing of specific production and consumption waste.

Keywords: Sustainable Development Goals, production and consumption waste, eco-intensity, Internet of Things, environmental monitoring

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