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Papers on P2 Payback Needed







Greetings P2ers,

Does anyone recall a paper from about 5-7 years ago which found that
really good P2 projects often lost out to other investments because the
payback periods were too long?

Also, is anyone aware of a good paper that argues for longer payback
periods for P2 projects? Financial and/or moral arguments relevant.

I've got pretty good info. on Full Cost Accounting, Total Cost
Accounting, Environmental Management Accounting, etc. What I'm looking
for assumes you've done the accounting right, but the payback is still
greater than 3-5 years. Then what? What arguments/data/case studies are
there for investing in P2 anyway.

Thanks.

Best...

Leif Magnuson
Pollution Prevention Coordinator
U.S. EPA Region IX, WST-7
75 Hawthorne St.
San Francisco, CA  94105
(415) 972-3286 Tel
(415) 947-3530 Fax
magnuson.leif@epa.gov
www.epa.gov/region09/p2


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