At Home or to the Dump? Household Garbage Management and the Trajectories of Waste in a Rural Mexican Municipio
Abstract / Resumen / Resumo
Garbage management is a key human-environmental issue in Mexico. However, existing research lacks focus on the household as a key actor and biases urban contexts over rural ones. This study addresses this issue by examining household garbage management practice in the rural Municipio of Coxcatlán, Puebla. Using a survey of 520 households, results show a more complex geography of garbage management with differential access to formal garbage collection and a tentative, mixed approach to garbage management by households. The results also identify a bifurcated trajectory of waste through the municipio and draw attention to its social and environmental impacts.
"At Home or to the Dump? Household Garbage Management and the Trajectories of Waste in a Rural Mexican Municipio,"
Journal of Latin American Geography
Available at: http://muse.jhu.edu/article/586851