Environmental Economics

Opportunities in Backhauling Scrap Paper and Aluminum for Recycling

This study is concerned with the transportation of scrap paper and aluminum to the mills and plants where these materials are recycled in the manufacture of new paper and aluminum products. It has a particular focus on the transportation practice known as backhauling. The study address issues about backhauling and transportation of recyclable scrap in several ways:

    o Description and analysis of the way scrap paper and aluminum are moving from intermediate processing plants to mills and smelters and the extent to which backhauling opportunities are currently being exploited by shippers and carriers as they arrange these moves.
    o Analysis of the nature of economic and environmental impacts of more efficient transportation of scrap paper and aluminum.
    o Identification and analysis of any institutional, informational, or other barriers to more efficient transportation of scrap paper and aluminum.
    Subject:
    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches
    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Information Approaches
    Environmental Media:
    c. Land
    c. Land - Solid Waste/RCRA
    Authors:
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Kashmanian, Richard
    Geographic Area:
    United States
    Study Purpose:
    Data Development, Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0447
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Apogee Research, Inc.Address:
    City: State: ZIP:
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    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Regulatory Innovations BranchAddress:
    City: State: ZIP:
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    12/01/1992
    Number of Pages:
    61
    Comment:
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