Host institution:

University of Durham, UK


Manuel Barrientos Cifuentes


Prof. Dr. Ashar Aftab
Prof. Riccardo Scarpa


Economic Incentives to Control MiP Pollution: An analysis of farm and household decision making using discrete choice experiments


(1) Determine farmer’s willingness to accept (WTA) compensation to use a) less plastics b) more biodegradable plastic alternatives, and/or c) stop or limit fertilizing crops with MiP containing soil amendments. 2) Determine household’s willingness to pay (WTP) to consume food with a smaller MiP footprint, i.e., a) less plastic and/or more non-plastic packaging, and b) less MiP polluting production methods. 3) Develop novel incentives that a) increase the recycling of household food waste, and b) reduce the disposal of household plastic waste into both the sewage system as well as domestic food recycling bins.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 955334.