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Main Title Beverage Container Problem. Analysis and Recommendations.
Author Bingha, Tayler H. ; Ongert, R. H. ;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Durham, N.C.
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA-68-03-0038; R2-72-059;
Stock Number PB-213 341
Additional Subjects ( Waste disposal ; Containers) ; ( Containers ; Government policies) ; ( Beverages ; Containers) ; National government ; Bottles ; Cans ; Glass ; Steels ; Aluminum ; Cost analysis ; Legislation ; Taxes ; Education ; Materials recovery ; Demand(Economics) ; State government ; Beverage containers ; Solid waste disposal ; Litter ; Container deposits ; Waste recycling ; Elasticity of demand
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-213 341 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 201p
The study includes 2 principle elements: The analyses of 3 types of environmental concern that might be cited as the rationale for a beverage container policy; and The analyses and evaluation of alternative governmental policies for beverage containers, and resulting recommendations. Three types of environmental dimensions to beverage containers were examined as possible bases for government action. These were: The resource dimensions to beverage container production, especially nonrefillable containers; The solid waste dimensions of discarded beverage containers; and The amenities dimensions of littered beverage containers. It is concluded that beverage containers are an environmental problem primarily because some consumers of beverages litter their empty containers rather than disposing of them properly. (Author)