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Taxes on bottled water are better at raising money than reducing litter

Stevens, Andrew (2016) Taxes on bottled water are better at raising money than reducing litter. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (06 Dec 2016). Website.

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Abstract

With environmental concerns on the rise, many US states have introduced policies to reduce waste, including taxes on packaging. In new research using a case study of the introduction of a bottled water tax in Washington State, Andrew Stevens finds that such taxes have far less of an impact than was originally expected. For an average tax increase of 9 percent, consumers only reduced consumption of bottled water by 6 percent. Other policies, such as deposit and refund systems, he writes, are far more effective in reducing plastic bottle waste and litter.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 11:19
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 23:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69316

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