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The Resource Why do we recycle? : markets, values, and public policy, Frank Ackerman

Why do we recycle? : markets, values, and public policy, Frank Ackerman

Label
Why do we recycle? : markets, values, and public policy
Title
Why do we recycle?
Title remainder
markets, values, and public policy
Statement of responsibility
Frank Ackerman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 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 Based on previously unpublished research conducted by the Tellus Institute, a nonprofit environmental research group in Boston, Massachusetts, Ackerman presents an alternative view of the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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackerman, Frank
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Refuse and refuse disposal
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.)
  • Environmental policy
Label
Why do we recycle? : markets, values, and public policy, Frank Ackerman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Beyond the Trash Can -- Ch. 2. Getting the Prices Wrong -- Ch. 3. More Than the Market -- Ch. 4. A Truck Is a Terrible Thing to Waste -- Ch. 5. Drink Boxes, Styrofoam, and PVC -- Ch. 6. The Dot Heard Around the World -- Ch. 7. Bottle Bills, Litter, and the Cost of Convenience -- Ch. 8. Organic Waste and the Virtue of Inaction -- Ch. 9. The Hidden Utility -- Ch. 10. Material Use and Sustainable Affluence
Control code
ocm35096081
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 210 pages
Isbn
9781559635059
Lccn
96032777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35096081
  • (Sirsi) a578974
Label
Why do we recycle? : markets, values, and public policy, Frank Ackerman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Beyond the Trash Can -- Ch. 2. Getting the Prices Wrong -- Ch. 3. More Than the Market -- Ch. 4. A Truck Is a Terrible Thing to Waste -- Ch. 5. Drink Boxes, Styrofoam, and PVC -- Ch. 6. The Dot Heard Around the World -- Ch. 7. Bottle Bills, Litter, and the Cost of Convenience -- Ch. 8. Organic Waste and the Virtue of Inaction -- Ch. 9. The Hidden Utility -- Ch. 10. Material Use and Sustainable Affluence
Control code
ocm35096081
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 210 pages
Isbn
9781559635059
Lccn
96032777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35096081
  • (Sirsi) a578974

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