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Sectoral, resource and carbon impacts of increased paper and cardboard recycling

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  • Etienne Lorang

    (BETA INRAE and Climate Economics Chair)

  • Antonello Lobianco

    (BETA AgroParisTech)

  • Philippe Delacote

    (BETA INRAE and Climate Economics Chair)

Abstract

Recycling is emerging as an alternative to extraction in many industries and one of the corner stones of the circular economy. In this paper, we assess the role of paper and cardboard recycling on the forest sector, both from an economic and carbon perspective. For that purpose, we model this recycling industry within our forest sec- tor model, in order to relate it to other wood products. As the forest sector has an important potential for climate change mitigation, this model allows us to assess the effects on the resource and the carbon balance of the forest sector. We show that these results are strongly linked to the hypothesis of substitution or complementarity between recycled and wood-pulp.

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  • Etienne Lorang & Antonello Lobianco & Philippe Delacote, 2021. "Sectoral, resource and carbon impacts of increased paper and cardboard recycling," Working Papers 2021.12, FAERE - French Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:fae:wpaper:2021.12
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    Keywords

    Recycling; Forest sector; GHG Emissions; Bioeconomic model;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • Q23 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Forestry
    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming
    • L73 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction - - - Forest Products

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