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Re: cost/benefits of voluntary P2-related programs
Dear Ms. Fitzner,
Be careful about the measurement of the benefits side of the cost/benefit
analysis of voluntary programs -- the accounting of the gains from such
programs has not been very rigorous in many cases. For a review of this, see
Harrison, K. "Talking with the Donkey: Cooperative Approaches to
Environmental Protection" Journal of Industrial Ecology. 2(3):51-72.
Harrison's article explicitly examines the 33/50 program (among others) and
reviews the literature on this topic. The article is available in full
text (PDF) at the Journal's web site <http://mitpress.mit.edu/JIE>.
Good luck with your research.
At 09:08 AM 7/20/99 -0400, you wrote:
>In Michigan we have been asked to perform a cost/benefit analysis for
>voluntary programs (generic enough?) Has anyone done a study like this
>comparing some of the more popular P2-related programs? Has a study been
>done on the 33/50 program that compares the cost for administering this
>program and implementing the measures to the emission reductions achieved?
>What about other programs such as P2 partnerships or rebate programs?
>Any leads or, even better, numbers would be helpful!
>Pollution Prevention Section
>Environmental Assistance Division
>Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
>P.O. Box 30457
>Lansing, MI 48909-7957
Editor, Journal of Industrial Ecology
School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
205 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511-2189 USA