Environmental Economics

The Scrap Tire Problem: A Preliminary Economic Analysis

The purpose of the study was to conduct a preliminary economic analysis of the social benefits of EPA action to require more appropriate disposal of scrap tires versus the social costs of such an action. Researchers evaluated the major economic links in the generation and disposal of scrap tires and determined the nature and extent of the current market failure and economic inefficiencies that resulted. The social costs of scrap tire disposal end points are presented and then alternative government policies to influence the tire disposal process are evaluated. The report suggests directions for future research that would shed further light on the issue.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided - Morbidity
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Specific Sectors and Pollutants
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided - Resource/Environmental Harms
    Environmental Media:
    c. Land
    c. Land - Solid Waste/RCRA
    Authors:
    Dower, Roger C.
    Rand, Sally D.
    Scodari, Paul F.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Carlin, Alan
    Geographic Area:
    United States
    Study Purpose:
    Data Development, Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0075
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Environmental Law InstituteAddress: 1616 P Street, Suite 200
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20036
    Phone: (202) 939-3800 Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation,
    Office of Policy Analysis
    Address:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    10/29/1985
    Number of Pages:
    52
    Comment:
    Grant/Contract #:
    CR-811897-01
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