What Are the Implications of Recycling Technology Choice on Environmental Benefits of Recycling?

Reprinted from Ray C. Anderson Center's Sustainable Business Insights

Collective recycling systems have long been criticized for restricting the environmental benefits of extended producer responsibility because of free-riding issues among producers. This study revisits and refines this assertion and shows that when recycling technology choice is taken into account, collective recycling systems can lead to higher environmental benefits than individual recycling systems.

Read the full brief on the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business website.