Applying DEMATEL to Identify Critical Factors of Chinese Urban Residents’ Participation in Domestic Garbage Classification

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1217)


Domestic garbage is the main source of urban waste, but the Chinese urban residents are lacking enthusiasm when participating in garbage classification. And this affects the effectiveness of urban waste classification. And this affects the effectiveness of urban waste classification. This study revealed the causal interrelationship among influencing factors behind urban residents’ participation in garbage classification by decision making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL). The findings show that three factors including’ Culture atmosphere’, ‘Garbage classification and disposal technology’ and ‘Garbage classification service design’, are key factors influencing the participation of the residents’ domestic garbage classification, while other factors such as ‘Attributes of garbage’ and ‘External environmental crisis’, have great impact on other main factors respectively. It can be summarized that the degree of participation of residents’ garbage classification is highly related to the urban cultural atmosphere, the design of related services and classification technology.


Garbage classification The participation degree of urban residents Decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) Green and environmentally friendly city 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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