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‘Bad’ Recycling

The non-homogeneity and dispersion of materials in household waste could result in ‘bad’ recycling – i.e. recycling that does not give the community or the environment good, or optimum, value for money and effort

Whether this is the case can be determined by cost-benefit analysis

The following E-waste examples show what happens when recycling policy is adopted without cost-benefit analysis

In the case of the EU these policies were adopted under EPR rules – as government did not have to pay there was no incentive to determine costs and benefits

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