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Recycling, International Trade and the Environment : An Empirical Analysis - Pieter J. H. van Beukering

Recycling, International Trade and the Environment

An Empirical Analysis

Hardcover Published: 28th February 2001
ISBN: 9780792368984
Number Of Pages: 220

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During the last century international trade has become indispensable for many economies. This is not only the case for trade in primary raw materials and consumer products but also for secondary (recyclable) materials. With the rapid growth of the recycling sector worldwide, trade in recyclables increased tremendously. It is striking that most of this trade flows from developed to developing countries. This book addresses the main causes of this typical trade pattern and investigates its economic and environmental effects by carrying out case studies on waste paper imports in India, waste plastics imports in China, and used-tyre trade in Europe. The book concludes by recommending policies that are aimed at preventing negative economic and environmental effects potentially resulting from trade in recyclables. The book offers new ideas to researchers who are involved in international trade, material flows, and waste management, and provides new insights for decision-makers who are interested in WTO and the Basel Convention.

Starting from scrapp. 1
Theories of international trade in secondary materialsp. 13
Models of international recyclingp. 31
Valuation of externalitiesp. 55
Empirical evidence on recycling and trade in paper and lead in developed and developing countriesp. 83
Recycling and trade of waste paper in Indiap. 109
Recycling and trade in waste plastics in Chinap. 135
Trade and recycling and used truck tyres in Western and Eastern Europep. 167
Summary, conclusion, and recommendationsp. 197
Referencesp. 205
Samenvatting (summary in Dutch)p. 221
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ISBN: 9780792368984
ISBN-10: 0792368983
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 28th February 2001
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52