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[GreenYes] Re: economic instrument for zero waste



To the group:
Thank you so much for posting this article. It is very helpful - our
group is implementing a Zero Waste Ordinance in Newburyport, MA USA
and this document is very useful.

Warm regards,
Rob Howe


On Apr 6, 11:27 am, "Reindl, John" <Rei...@no.address> wrote:
> Eric (and others) ~
>
> There are many publications on economic instruments for solid waste management available on the Internet. Some are quite specific; others are more general. Some are quite old; others are quite new.
>
> As examples of very specific studies , at <http://www.unep.ch/etb/publications/EconInst/Kenya.pdf>http://www.unep.ch/etb/publications/EconInst/Kenya.pdfis Selection, Design and Implementation of Economic Instruments in the Solid Waste Management Sector in Kenya. The Case of Plastic Bags. At <http://wmr.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/19/4/342>http://wmr.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/19/4/342is Instruments for sustainable solid waste management in Botswana.
>
> An older report is on Waste Management: Evaluation of Economic Instruments to Achieve the Principle of 'Waste Not Want Not, from 1996, is athttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4270
>
> One of the larger resources is at <http://www2.oecd.org/ecoinst/queries/index.htm>http://www2.oecd.org/ecoinst/queries/index.htm, the OECD/EEA database on instruments used for environmental policy and natural resources management.
>
> Time to get out the college econ books !
>
> Best wishes,
>
> John
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address]On Behalf Of Eric Lombardi
> Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 12:29 PM
> To: 'Gary Liss'; GreenYes@no.address; z...@no.address; ZERI...@no.address
> Subject: [GreenYes] Re: Fwd: [GAIA] economic instrument for zero waste
>
> Wow, can someone get a copy of this article for us all to read?
>
> Eric
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On Behalf Of Gary Liss
> Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 10:23 AM
> To: GreenYes@no.address; z...@no.address; ZERI...@no.address
> Subject: [GreenYes] Fwd: [GAIA] economic instrument for zero waste
>
> FYI - this is a reference that might be of interest for Zero Waste
>
> From: pcost...@no.address
> To: Gaia-memb...@no.address
> Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2007 09:02:25 -0500
>
> Greyson, J., 2007. An economic instrument for zero waste, economic growth and sustainability. Journal of Cleaner Production 15: 1382-1390.
>
> Abstract
> If global problems such as climate change and waste remain unresolved, society can choose either to continue attempting to incrementally reduce wastes and lessen impacts, or to consider a more ambitious approach that paradoxically may be easier to implement. This paper suggests how an approach designed to prevent waste and other global impacts could be based upon the established practices of precycling, circular economic policy and recycling insurance. A new economic instrument called 'precycling insurance' is proposed, so that decision-making can be led by the market rather than by prescriptive regulation or educational campaigns. The approach gains relevance now that China is developing a national 'Law on the Promotion of the Development of Circular Economy'.
>
> Gary Liss
> 916-652-7850
> Fax: 916-652-0485www.garyliss.com<http://www.garyliss.com/>


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