Locational Characteristics of Recycling Industries

재생용 사업의 입지적 특성

  • Han, Ju-Seong (Department of Geography Education, Chungbuk National University)
  • 한주성 (충북대학교 지리교육과)
  • Published : 2004.12.30


Establishments of wholesale of recycling materials are located in the region where an amount of recyclable wastes generated as artery industry developed and the region of rather many population. And they are located not in underpopulated area as noxious facilities, but located in the non-residential area of many population regions in the whole country. Also, establishments of recycling of metal wastes and scrap, and non-metal wastes and scrap are mainly located in the peripheral region of metropolitan cities, regional centered cities, and adjacent regions of industrial area, because of high coefficient of localization, and agglomerated effects of production. The factor influencing the location of recycling industries is deeply connected with the location of wholesale of recycling materials, and thus, the transportation costs to carry recycling materials from supplied regions to plants are important but population is not so important.