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The Economics of Waste
Richard C. Porter
June 2002/314 pages
hardcover, ISBN 1-891853-42-2 / $65.00
paperback, ISBN 978-1-891853-43-2 / $40.95
Table of Contents
Preface

Economics and Waste: An Introduction

Part 1. Solid Waste Creation, Collection, and Disposal
Business Waste
Household Waste Collection
Solid Waste Landfills
Illegal Disposal and Litter
Exporting and Importing Waste

Part 2. Recycling Solid Waste Products
Market Failure in Recycling
Economics of Recycling
Policies for Recycling
Logistics of Recycling
Markets for Recycling
Yard Waste and Composting

Part 3. Special Waste Categories
Hazardous Waste
Superfund
Radioactive Waste

Part 4. Final Thoughts
What Have We Learned?

References

Index

About the Author

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