Federal Options for Reducing Waste Disposal Volume 69, No. 9

Federal Options for Reducing Waste Disposal Volume 69, No. 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1991-11 edition. Excerpt: ...(not as an integral component of another good), such as newsprint, a weight-based tax might be preferable. Volume-based taxes would best reflect the cost of disposal because they would vary with the amount of space that an item takes up in a landfill. Volume-based taxes would be difficult to administer, however. For example, it would be easier to determine the weight of a plastic container than to measure the volume of space that it represents. A weight-based tax would be easier to administer but could still pose difficulties in the case of goods sold as components of other goods, such as wine bottles. For these goods, a specific tax would be easiest to administer. For example, a disposal tax could be assessed on each bottle of wine that is imported or produced domestically. 6. Frank Ackerman and Todd Schatzki, Bottle Bills and Municipal Recycling: A Preliminary Cost Analysis, report prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency (November 1989). 7. Jim Glenn and David Riggle, "The State of Garbage in America," Biocycle (April 1991). 8. This tipping fee is for landfills only. Each state's reported tipping fee was weighted by state population data. Five states did not report tipping fees and were omitted from the calculation. In cases where states reported a range of tipping fees, the midpoint of the range was used. Ten states reported only a maximum tipping fee. In these cases, the reported maximum was used. This should not be viewed as an accurate reflection of a true national average cost of waste disposal, but as a crude estimate based on the best information currently available. Ideally, specific charges would reflect the relative toxicity of the products as well as their volume. Because specific charges could be varied...
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236963792
  • 9781236963796