8. Markets for secondary materials

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

Researchers  
Tomas EkvallIVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute tomas.Ekvall@ivl.se
Anna MansikkasaloLuleå University of Technology anna.mansikkasalo@ltu.se
Patrik Söderholm Luleå University of Technology Patrik.Soderholm@ltu.se
Robert LundmarkLuleå University of Technology robert.lundmark@ltu.se
Publications
Söderholm P. (2009) The Economics of Wastepaper Markets: A Critical Survey. Manuscript in preparation.
Blomberg J, Söderholm P. (2009) The Economics of Secondary Aluminium Supply: An Econometric Analysis Based on European Data. Submitted to Resources, Conservation and Recycling.
Ejdemo T, Söderholm P. (2008) Steel Scrap Markets in Europe and the USA. Minerals & Energy 23(2):57-73.
Skovgaard M, Ibenholt K, Ekvall T. (2008) Nordic guideline for cost-benefit analysis in waste management. Abstracts – 18th Annual Meeting of SETAC-Europe, Warsaw, Poland, May 2008, p.36.
Ekvall T. (2008) Assessing time in cost-benefit analyses of waste management. Abstracts – 18th Annual Meeting of SETAC-Europe, Warsaw, Poland, May 2008, p.87.
  
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