Developing and evaluating new policy instruments for sustainable waste management
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (IJESD), ISSN 1474-6778, Vol. 11, no 1, 19-31 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this paper is to suggest a number of interesting policy instruments that can make the Swedish waste management system more sustainable. Approximately 60 suggestions for policy instruments were gathered through a number of workshops with stakeholders. These were further prioritised in a workshop with stakeholders and by the research team resulting in a list of 15 instruments: information to citizens and companies; tax on raw materials; weight-based waste collection fee; environmentally differentiated waste collection fee; waste minimisation in enterprises; 'Advertising brochures - yes, please!'; recycling certificates; developed collection systems; tax on incineration of waste from fossil fuels; tax on incineration of waste; including waste in green certificates for electricity production; tax on hazardous substances; labelling of goods with hazardous substances; improved control by authorities; differentiated VAT and ban on incineration of recyclable materials. Several policy instruments are needed that can complement each other.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 11, no 1, 19-31 p.
Incineration, Landfilling, Policy instruments, Producer responsibility, Recycling, Waste management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-105252DOI: 10.1504/IJESD.2012.049140ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84866644747OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-105252DiVA: diva2:570604
QC 201211202012-11-202012-11-192012-11-20Bibliographically approved