Social interactions in community-based recycling system: an application of agent-based modelling

Xin Tong

Peking University

Tong Xin is an Associate Professor in College of Urban and Environmental Science of Peking University. She is currently interested in the spatial dimension of industrial ecology, both theoretical and practical. She has been working on the Extended Producer Responsibility in e-waste managementin China, especially the response from the domestic industry at this policystrategy at national, regional and local level for years, now extending the research interests to cover the relation between the global environmental governance and the technological change in developing countries broadly. She also participated in consultancy projects, such as regional industrial strategic planning or industrial park planning for local governments in Beijing, Sichuan,Zhuhai, Ningbo, Foshan, Dongguan, Shenzhen, etc.


Based on an experiment of community-based recycling program in Beijing, we built a agent-based model to simulate the local social interaction that influence the behavior of household discarding. The model composed... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Xin Tong (Peking University)

Topic Areas

• Public policy and governance , • Education in sustainability science , • Sustainable consumption and production


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