Deposits on single use containers - a social cost-benefit analysis of the Danish deposit system for single use drink containers

  title={Deposits on single use containers - a social cost-benefit analysis of the Danish deposit system for single use drink containers},
  author={Dorte Vigs{\o}},
  journal={Waste Management \& Research},
  pages={477 - 487}
  • Dorte Vigsø
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • Sociology
  • Waste Management & Research
This study compares the social costs and environmental benefits of collecting single use drink containers through the Danish deposit system with the social costs and benefits of treating the containers as part of the municipal waste-disposal system. It focuses on single use polyethylene terphthalate and glass bottles, and steel and aluminium cans. The social costs of handling these containers in the deposit system includes the costs of collection, sorting, and transportation, adjusted against… 

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