During the last decade several types of policy instruments to promote increased collection for recycling of municipal waste have been implemented. For many of the secondary materials affected by these instruments, there exist already established markets (e.g. wastepaper, recycled aluminium), and the impacts and the effectiveness of the instruments will depend on the functioning of these markets. The objective of this project is to analyse supply and demand for secondary materials and to assess the effectiveness of a set of policy instruments aiming at increased material recovery in society.
Project manager: Patrik Söderholm, Economics Unit, Luleå University of Technology,Luleå