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Market-based incentives and residential municipal solid waste


  • Marie Lynn Miranda

    (Assitant Professor at the Sandford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University, Durhan, North Carolina)

  • Jess W. Everett

    (Assitant Professor at the School of Civil Enginerring and Environmental Science, University of Oklahona)

  • Daniel Blume
  • Barbeau A. Roy


Coalitions of free-marketeers, politicians, and environmentalists increasingly are turning to the use of market-based incentives in formulating environmental policy. One promising application of market-based incentives is in the management of residential municipal solid waste. This article focuses on unit-based pricing programs established in conjunction with community recycling programs. Using data gathered through telephone and mail surveys of 21 cities, we demonstrate the strong potential for unit pricing to improve the efficiency of residential solid waste management.

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  • Marie Lynn Miranda & Jess W. Everett & Daniel Blume & Barbeau A. Roy, 1994. "Market-based incentives and residential municipal solid waste," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 13(4), pages 681-698.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:jpamgt:v:13:y:1994:i:4:p:681-698
    DOI: 10.2307/3325493

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