The effectiveness of the UK landfill tax

Martin, Adrian ORCID: and Scott, Ian (2003) The effectiveness of the UK landfill tax. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 46 (5). pp. 673-689. ISSN 0964-0568

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This review of the UK's landfill tax generates two main contributions to our understanding of waste management in the UK. First, the review identifies areas in which the tax is least effective and considers policy implications associated with this. In particular, the tax has failed to significantly change the behaviour of domestic waste producers and SMEs. Second, it identifies continued information gaps that might be addressed. In particular, the landfill tax is intended to contribute to a transition away from landfilling of waste, towards recovery, recycling, re-use and waste minimization. This review of available evidence finds that there is reasonable data to monitor progress towards recycling, but not for re-use or waste minimization.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Global Environmental Justice
University of East Anglia Schools > Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Depositing User: Abigail Dalgleish
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2011 10:10
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2023 06:30
DOI: 10.1080/0964056032000138436

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