Why Do We Recycle?
Markets, Values and Public Policy 2nd
By (author) Frank Ackerman
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Why Do We Recycle? by Frank Ackerman
Book DescriptionIn Why Do We Recycle? Frank Ackerman examines the arguments for and against recycling, focusing on the debate surrounding the use of economic mechanisms to determine the value of recycling. Based on previously unpublished research conducted by the Tellus Institute, a nonprofit environmental research group in Boston, Massachusetts, Ackerman presents an alternative view of the theory of market incentives, challenging the notion that setting appropriate prices and allowing unfettered competition will result in the most efficient level of recycling. He explains why purely economic approaches to recycling are incomplete and argues for a different kind of decisionmaking, one that addresses social issues, future as well as present resource needs, and noneconomic values that cannot be translated into dollars and cents.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781559635059
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Frank Ackerman
Frank Ackerman is research professor at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University.
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