Attractiveness of roads for illegal dumping with regard to regional differences in Slovenia

Janez Matos, Krištof Oštir, Jaka Kranjc

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3986/AGS52207

Abstract

The first countrywide register of illegal dump sites in Slovenia was created in 2010 and 2011. Due to its extensiveness it allows in-depth analyses of factors that affect illegal waste disposal. Prior research has already proven the impact of roads on the incidence of illegal dumps, but in this paper we investigate if regional differences significantly influence its expression. We consider the existing landscape typing, which divides Slovenia into 14 landscape-ecological types. We find significant differences between landscape types in the attractiveness of roads for disposal. They are especially pronounced when comparing the attractiveness of individual road categories.

Keywords

geography; illegal dumps; illegal dumping factors; roads; landscape-ecological types; register of illegal dumps; Slovenia

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