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The Economics of Recycling

  • Daniel Benjamin
  • 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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