Student independent Projects Environmental Studies 2007: An Environmental Levy for Disposable Cups in NL: A preliminary Investigation

McNeil, Michelle (2007) Student independent Projects Environmental Studies 2007: An Environmental Levy for Disposable Cups in NL: A preliminary Investigation. Research Report. Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

[img] [English] PDF - Submitted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

Download (857Kb)

Abstract

Human ability to impact Planet Earth appears to know no bounds. Adherence to polices of managed resource extraction combined with unbridled consumption, have fostered a disposable culture contributing to mass production of garbage. Eco-taxation may provide the economic tools required to reduce the amount of waste generated. Keys to eco-tax success are vision, education, and flexibility. Success must be measured in societal gains, not simply in monetary terms. Public opinion is initially opposed to consumer charges. Education and viable personal options are crucial to overcome resistance. With one coffee shop dispensing over 800,000 disposable cups annually, an eco-tax is an attractive option to simultaneously raise revenue to waste management programs and reduce one sector of waste production.

Item Type: Report (Research Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/12084
Item ID: 12084
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > Division of Social Science > Environmental Studies
Grenfell Campus > Division of Social Science > Environmental Studies
Date: 2007
Date Type: Submission

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over the past year

View more statistics