Manufacturing and corporate environmental responsibility: cost implications of voluntary waste minimisation

Chapple, W. ORCID: 0000-0003-1834-8075, Paul, C.J.M. and Harris, R., 2005. Manufacturing and corporate environmental responsibility: cost implications of voluntary waste minimisation. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 16 (3), pp. 347-373. ISSN 0954-349X

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Abstract

Issues of waste generation and its environmental implications raise questions about firms’ responsibilities. Waste reduction from either regulations or voluntary action is costly to firms, whether accomplished by "end of pipe" or process solutions. We evaluate county-level cost and waste generation patterns in UK manufacturing, using a cost function including waste as a "bad output," to estimate overall, input-specific, and marginal production costs of waste reduction. On average we find significant waste reduction costs, from increased intermediate materials use but lower labour and capital demand. We also find variations in input use patterns among county types with different industry composition

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Structural Change and Economic Dynamics
Creators: Chapple, W., Paul, C.J.M. and Harris, R.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: September 2005
Volume: 16
Number: 3
ISSN: 0954-349X
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1016/j.strueco.2004.04.003DOI
S0954349X04000372Publisher Item Identifier
Rights: Copyright © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 30 Nov 2018 12:20
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2018 16:32
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/35194

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