Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/130278
Authors: 
Reggiani, Carlo
Silvestri, Francesco
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 90.2015
Abstract: 
Two of the main pillars of the EU waste collection policy are the Proximity Principle and Self-Sufficiency Principle. According to those, waste should be disposed as close as possible to where it has been produced. The effect of such provision is to increase the market power of local disposers, with possible undesirable consequences for other firms in the vertical chain. We show through a simple spatial model that one effect of the Proximity Principle and Self-Sufficiency Principle is to provide an incentive to collectors and waste producers to increase the amount of separated waste.
Subjects: 
EU Municipal Waste Policy
Self-Sufficiency Principle
Proximity Principle
JEL: 
Q53
L13
L44
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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