Institute for Economic
and Environmental Policy

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Waste

Garbage is usually seen as useless and people like to get rid of it. Less commonly it is perceived as a by-product of production and consumption activities which has a positive value. The social (not individual) responsibility for waste production and the public character of waste management services are the main keys for understanding why the amount of waste produced is “too big” and why some waste treatments are not considered as “green” or “sustainable”. What motivates waste producers (and consumers as well) to produce a certain amount of waste? How the current behavior might be changed?

The IEEP is concerned with the economic and political aspects of waste treatment with an emphasis on a waste producer’s decisions and the Czech and European waste market functioning. It evaluates the effectiveness of the instruments which are supposed to decrease the negative impacts of waste on the environment.

 

 

Projects

Demographic development and behavioural aspects (e.g. 'crowding-out effect') and their impact on the municipal waste charging policy

Evaluation of the demographic change, behavioural aspects (e.g. so called ‘crowding-out effect’), and municipal waste cost structure influence on the effectiveness of waste charging schemes in the Czech Republic.  More

Economic and Environmental Effects of Environmental Regulation under Different Market Structures (e.g. packaging waste regulation)

Which market structure (monopoly or competition) is more efficient for the fulfillment of packaging waste goals?  More

Theoretical analysis of dependencies between environmental policy, regional policy and regional planning

What is the optimal relationships between environmental policy, regional policy and regional planning (example of the Local Agenda 21)?  More

Economical analysis of the intended deposit system in the Czech Republic

Evaluation of economic aspects of the introduction of deposit system on beverage packaging (PET, cans) in the Czech Republic.  More

Strategy how to avoid and separate municipal waste on the local level and the forming of the secondary raw materials market in the Czech Republic

Evaluation of the influence of chosen factors on the secondary raw materials market functioning.  More

The preparation of Strategic analytical document for the reuse and recovery of secondary raw materials (Secondary raw materials policy)

The main goal of the study was to establish analytical materials for the creation of secondary raw materials policy of the Czech Republic  More