Are state recycled content laws effective? This report provides a comprehensive analysis of state recycled content laws, and documents the experiences of states that have enacted such laws. A collaborative project of the National Environmental Law Center, Californians Against Waste … Read More
This 1992 report by David Morris and Irshad Ahmed was one of the first comprehensive looks at how plant matter derived products could replace many of our fossil fuel derived materials. One hundred and fifty years ago, all of our … Read More
Most of us view the road system as a pay-as-you-go proposition. We believe that vehicle licenses, parking fees and gas taxes fully finance the construction and maintenance of our roads. The truth is that less than 50 percent of the … Read More
This 1992 report by David Morris is a review of the Mondragon Cooperative in Spain. The report examines cooperative structure, management, education, finance, and banking.
The Mondragon Cooperative Corporation is a 35 year old experiment in building a comprehensive cooperative society in which labor plays the primary and dominant role. The Cooperative Group has amassed technical, managerial and financial resources comparable to those of a major corporation and used those resources to further social as well as economic goals that emphasize the importance of community and small and medium scale enterprise.
Co-collection—the one-stop, one-vehicle gathering of recyclables and refuse—is gaining interest in the recycling arena. This report documents the operations of 14 co-collection systems that pick up mixed waste and source-separated recyclables. It describes set-out and collection methods, materials targeted, recovery … Read More
This three-volume study is one of the most comprehensive compilations on community recycling programs. It details aspects of 30 U.S. community recycling programs, each selected for its geographic and demographic representation, high recovery rates, and/or notable innovations. Each volume includes … Read More
This 1991 report by David Morris looked at the implications of establishing a carbon tax in Minnesota. Minnesota should impose a carbon tax designed to raise revenue rather than to change behavior. A reasonable tax might be $6 per ton, in line with taxes already imposed by European governments, although lower than those proposed by the European Commission. Such a tax would raise the cost of energy and raise revenues and might encourage efficiency.
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Washington, D.C. could be saving money and creating more jobs through its recycling program. This report compares the District of Columbia’s 1991 expenditures for solid waste disposal to projected expenditures for an aggressive recycling program/economic development strategy. The study offers … Read More