Title

Regulating the Waste Management Industry in the EU

Abstract

This paper reviews and evaluates policies regulating the waste management industry in the European Union (EU). Facilities in the waste management sector specialize in providing environmental services such as the disposal and recovery of wastes generated by the industrial sector as well as by households. The waste management sector is regulated by EU legislations designed by the European Commission and national marketbased instruments specific to each member state. This paper introduces three indicators to measure the environmental performance of the WM sector: waste absorption capacity, cost-effectiveness and recovery rate. The effect of waste management policies on each of these three indicators is examined.

Department(s)

Economics

Keywords and Phrases

environmental policy; European Commission; European Union; waste disposal; waste management

Geographic Coverage

European Union

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1054-853X

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2013 Nova Science Publishers, Inc., All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Feb 2013

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