Addressing the Economics of Waste

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OECD
12 Feb 2004
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208
ISBN:
9789264106192 (PDF) ;9789264106185(print)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264106192-en

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The Workshop held by OECD in October 2003, in Paris, France, brought together leading experts to take stock of “the state of the art" on the economics of waste and to help select topics on which the OECD could usefully do additional work. The book comprises the Workshop papers by leading experts.

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  • Addressing the Economics of Waste

    Introduction; Trends in Waste Generation and Waste Policies; Economic Analysis of Solid Waste Management Policies; The Development and Implementation of a Landfill Tax in the UK; Waste Tax in Norway; Costs and benefits of alternative treatments of PVC waste in Denmark; Efficient Targeting of Waste Policies in the Product Chain; Targeting Lead in Solid Waste; Changing Product Characteristics to Reduce Waste Generation; Issues for further work - Conclusions...

  • Waste Generation and Related Policies - Broad Trends Over the Last Ten Years

    Waste Generation and Related Policies: Broad Trends Over the Last Ten Years: Introduction; The findings; The environmental impacts of waste management; Measures and policies; Conclusions; Avenues for further research...

  • Economic Analysis of Solid Waste Management Policies
  • The Development and Implementation of a Landfill Tax in the UK

    The Development and Implementation of a Landfill Tax in the UK: Introduction; Background to the introduction of the landfill tax; Development work on a Landfill Tax; Implementation of the Landfill tax proposals; Changes to the landfill tax since its introduction and recent new proposals; Evaluation of the success of the UK landfill tax; Conclusion...

  • Waste Tax in Norway

    Waste Tax in Norway: Background; Environmental costs of final waste treatment; Measures to stimulate energy production from waste

  • PVC Waste in Denmark – Costs and Benefits of Altenative Treatments

    PVC Waste in Denmark – Costs and Benefits of Altenative Treatments: Introduction; Approach; Treatment technologies; Economic Analysis; Conclusions...

  • Efficient Targeting of Waste Policies In the Product Chain

    Efficient Targeting of Waste Policies In the Product Chain: Introduction; The Cost of Waste Market Price Failures; Waste Pricing With No Recycling And No Littering; Waste Pricing With Recycling But No Littering; Waste Pricing With Recycling and Littering; Mandatory Deposits; Setting Recycling Targets; Demand-Side Policies; Supply-Side Policies; Producer Take-Back Responsibility; Regulating Packaging; Restricting Solid Waste Trade; Conclusion...

  • Targeting Lead in Solid Waste

    Targeting Lead in Solid Waste: Introduction; Lead in municipal solid waste; Analysis of public policies; Empirical effects of battery recycling policies; Desirability of reducing lead in municipal solid waste; Conclusion...

  • Changing Product Characteristics to Reduce Waste Generation

    Changing Product Characteristics to Reduce Waste Generation: Introduction; Product characteristics and waste production - Facts and statistics; Economic properties of innovation and implications for waste policies; Extended Producer Responsibility and product innovation; Waste policy instruments and product innovation; Conclusion...

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