GRN Recycle Talk FAQ

Date: Thu May 01 1997 - 05:46:00 EDT

Date: Thu, 1 May 97 10:46 WET DST
Subject: Re: Social, economic, environmental issues associated with plastics recycling (Joel Miller)

May 1, 1997

Dear Joel Miller,

Being a social historian, and being employed at Friedom Research (part-time) on social/economic/historical studies, this is the sort of question that I like. That said, I also know that there is a huge universe out there of these sorts of studies, by all sorts of people and corporations with axes to grind, money to make, employment to obtain, etc. Let me just give you a few ones that I like as a social historian:

 Knee deep and rising: America s recycling crisis by Lodge and Rayport, in Harvard Business Review, Sept/Oct, 1991.

Blumberg, Louis and Robert Gottleib, WAR ON WASTE (Island Press, 1989)

 Resources, Resisstances, and Economic Growth, by Lewis E. Hill, in International Journal of Social Economics, Vol 17 #6

 The Next Efficiency Revolution: Creating a Sustainable Materials Economy by Young and Sachs, WorldWatch Institute Paper, Sept, 1994

 Recycling for Profit: The New Green Business Frontier by David Biddle, in Harvard Business Review, Nov/Dec, 1993.

Plastics Recycling: Incentives, Barriers and Government Roles prepared for Water Economics Branch, US EPA by Industrial Economics, Inc., Cambridge, MA, 9/88.

Methods to Manage and Control Plastic Wastes by US EPA Office of Solid Waste, EPA/530-SW-89-051

-- Fred Friedman

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