The Economics of Recycling

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Friday, September 12, 2014


People in Regina, Saskatchewan were shocked to learn their household glass wasn't being recycled. On CBC's Morning Edition, PERC Senior Fellow Dan Benjamin talked about the environmental costs and benefits of recycling. Given the economics of transporting and recycling materials, sometimes it make sense for glass to end up in the landfill.

Related links:
2003 PERC Policy Series: Eight Great Myths of Recycling
2010 PERC Policy Series: Recycling Myths Revisited
Learn Liberty Video: Recycle Smarter than a Third Grader

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CBC Morning Edition
The effect of government policy changes on the private sector has been the unifying theme that ties together Daniel K. Benjamin's broad-scale research. He not only examines the outcomes of policy changes, but also the reasons behind the modifications.Taxes, unemployment, risk assessment, and drugs have been the focus of much of Benjamin's research...
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