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Is importing second-hand products a good thing? The cases of computers and tires in Cambodia

TitleIs importing second-hand products a good thing? The cases of computers and tires in Cambodia
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsChanthy L, Nitivattananon V
Journal TitleEnvironmental Impact Assessment Review
Volume31
Pages187 - 194
ISSN0195-9255
KeywordsSecond-hand products (SHPs).
AbstractIs importing second-hand products (SHPs) good for Cambodia? To answer this question, one must seriously consider environmental and social effects. The main objective of this study is to identify and assess the economic, social, and environmental impacts of imported SHPs to determine whether or not Cambodia benefits. Imported second-hand computers (SHPCs) and second-hand tires (SHTs) were selected as cases for the study. The study used a scaling checklist to identify significant impacts of these two imported items. Significant impacts were ranked and rated into a single value (score) for integration. Integrated impact assessment showed that imported SHPCs create a very small positive impact (+
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6V9G-509SDGW-1/2/a890c9962b8d634757d22231281c6b0c
DOIDOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2010.05.001
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