Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Llanquileo-Melgarejo P., Molinos-Senante M. (2022)

Assessing eco-productivity change in Chilean municipal solid waste services.

Revista : Utilities Policy
Volumen : 78
Número : 10
Páginas : 101410
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


The management of municipal solid waste (MSW) is a public service that affects the environment and public health. This study sought to assess the eco-productivity change (i.e., temporal dynamics of eco-efficiency) of a sample of municipalities in the provision of MSW management services. The Malmquist-Luenberger Productivity Indicator (MLPI) and its drivers, namely eco-efficiency and technical changes, were employed to estimate the eco-productivity change of each municipality. The empirical application was examined in 313 Chilean municipalities from to 2015–2019. Based on the results, on average, Chilean municipalities improved their eco-productivity, with eco-efficiency change being the main driver of this improvement.