The Economics of Waste

The Economics of Waste

by Richard C. Porter



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781891853425
Publisher: Earthscan
Publication date: 06/01/2002
Series: Rff Press Series
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Richard C. Porter is professor emeritus in the Department of Economics at the University of Michigan. His previous books include Economics at the Wheel: The Costs of Cars and Drivers and Economics of Water and Waste: A Case Study of Jakarta, Indonesia.

Table of Contents

Economics and Waste: An Introduction
Part 1. Solid Waste Creation, Collection, and Disposal
Business Waste
Household Waste Collection
Solid Waste Landfills
Illegal Disposal and Litter
Exporting and Importing Waste
Part 2. Recycling Solid Waste Products
Market Failure in Recycling
Economics of Recycling
Policies for Recycling
Logistics of Recycling
Markets for Recycling
Yard Waste and Composting
Part 3. Special Waste Categories
Hazardous Waste
Radioactive Waste
Part 4. Final Thoughts
What Have We Learned?
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Terry M. Dinan

A comprehensive, careful, and interesting treatment. (Terry M. Dinan, Congressional Budget Office)

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