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Community Pressure and Environmental Compliance: Case of Rubber Processing in Sri Lanka

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JC Edirisinghe

Dept. of Agribusiness Management, Faculty of Agriculture & Plantation Management, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Makandura, Gonawila (NWP), LK
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This study uses data from rubber processing factories in Sri Lanka to identify the impact of informal regulation on environmental compliance. Unlike earlier studies, this study looks at three pollution measures; Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Total Suspended Solids (TSS) in a simultaneous analysis taking into account the potential correlation of the residuals if these equations are estimated separately. The results suggest that formal regulation play a minor role in making factories complying with environmental standards. However, there are significant gains to be made through informal regulation in this sector.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/jepsl.v1i1.5139

Journal of Environmental Professionals Sri Lanka Vol.1(1) 2012 14-23

How to Cite: Edirisinghe, J., (2013). Community Pressure and Environmental Compliance: Case of Rubber Processing in Sri Lanka. Journal of Environmental Professionals Sri Lanka. 1(1), pp.14–23. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jepsl.v1i1.5139
Published on 15 Jan 2013.
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