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Main Title Impact of the Federal Tax Code on Resource Recovery.
Author Anderson, Robert C. ; Spiegelman., Richard D. ;
CORP Author Environmental Law Inst., Washington, D.C.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Air, Land and Water Use.
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-R-803362; EPA/600/5-76/009;
Stock Number PB-264 886
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Materials recovery ; Government policies ; Taxes ; Metal scrap ; Iron and steel industry ; Paper industry ; Lead(Metal) ; Copper ; Aluminum industry ; Regulations ; Metal industry ; Forestry ; National government ; Economic analysis ; Mineral economics ; Supply(Economics) ; Demand(Economics) ; Secondary materials industry ; Waste recycling ; Metal recycling ; Paper recycling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-264 886 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 358p
The study assessed the extent to which a variety of federal tax subsidies to extractive industries effect the flow of materials to competing secondary materials industries. The impacts on virgin material supply for steel, paper, lead, copper, and aluminum industries were analyzed and flows of virgin and secondary materials characterized at points where they substitute as inputs to production. Econometric models were used to analyze the impacts on quantities of secondary materials recycled. It was estimated that the short-run effect of eliminating federal tax subsidies would increase the recycling of scrap steel by 0.42 percent; waste paper, 0.67 percent; lead, 0.75 percent; copper, 0.35 percent; and aluminum, 1.7 percent. The cumulative effect over the long-run from the elimination of the subsidies may be considerably larger if the impacts on investment and choice of technology decisions in the affected industries are included.