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Recycling is not garbage: market agents and municipal recycling in New York City

Recycling is not garbage: market agents and municipal recycling in New York City Regulatory mechanisms for post-consumer recycling have come under criticism over the past decade. This essay considers the perceived flaws of New York City's recycling programmes and offers a discussion of the role one set of market agents, scrap material dealers, has played (both since the 19th century and presently) in closing industrial loops may illuminate the strengths and limitations of market approaches. This essay addresses the history by considering recent criticisms of municipal recycling practices in New York City, the effectiveness of scrap firms in improving those practices, and a discussion of what scrap firms do and do not do to close industrial loops. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Progress in Industrial Ecology, an International Journal Inderscience Publishers

Recycling is not garbage: market agents and municipal recycling in New York City

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1476-8917
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Abstract

Regulatory mechanisms for post-consumer recycling have come under criticism over the past decade. This essay considers the perceived flaws of New York City's recycling programmes and offers a discussion of the role one set of market agents, scrap material dealers, has played (both since the 19th century and presently) in closing industrial loops may illuminate the strengths and limitations of market approaches. This essay addresses the history by considering recent criticisms of municipal recycling practices in New York City, the effectiveness of scrap firms in improving those practices, and a discussion of what scrap firms do and do not do to close industrial loops.

Journal

Progress in Industrial Ecology, an International JournalInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2006

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