2002 Volume 43 Issue 3 Pages 282-284
Material recycling occurs naturally when there are market incentives. When the economics of recycling is only marginal, government and institutional incentives are required. Here a simple framework for graphically representing the “cost-quality” dynamics of recycling is presented. Examples of policy and technology approaches are outlined based upon a recent study of several OECD countries \\citerf1 In addition large scale trends for these countries show the complex effects of wealth (GNP per capita) on recycling.