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Title Future opportunities for bioeconomy in the West Nordic countries
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Nordic Council of Ministers, [2014]
©2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series TemaNord, 0908-6692 ; 2015:505
TemaNord ; 2015:505. 0908-6692
Contents Executive Summary -- Actions identified in the project as necessary and plan for their realization -- Acknowledgment, clarification and foreword -- Introduction -- Bioeconomy in the West Nordic countries -- Arctic environment -- Identifying and quantifying biological resources -- Biotech and bioenergy -- Nature based tourism in the West Nordic countries -- Discussions and conclusions -- Bibliography
Summary Abstract: Achieving a high quality of waste plastic materials and recycling processes is a key challenge in closing the resource loops for plastics. This report reviews the status and trends for plastic waste flows and treatment in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Furthermore, it gives an overview of existing policy instruments and the main challenges for designing policy instruments for improved recycling of plastic waste in these Nordic countries. The report identifies potential market failures associated with closing the resource loops for plastics. It reviews the economics research literature on policy instrument design for achieving optimal recycling rates and makes policy recommendations from the Nordic perspective. Finally, it presents results from a survey on market conditions to managers in the recycling and plastic manufacturing industry in Sweden
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Biological products -- Economic aspects -- Scandinavia.
Economic development -- Scandinavia.
Ecotourism -- Scandinavia.
Globalization -- Economic aspects -- Scandinavia.
Renewable energy sources -- Scandinavia.
Scandinavian and Nordic Countries -- Economic conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Björnsdóttir, Bryndís
Djurhuus, Rólvur
Erbs-Maibing, Sofie
Gunnarsdóttir, Ragnhildur
Hoydal, Kjartan, 1941-2016.
Hreggviðsson, Guðmundur Óli
Ingvarsson, Guðmundur Bjarki
Jacobsen, Birgitte.
Jessen, Amalie
Johannessen, Birgitte
Jörundsdottir, Hrönn Ólína
Kristinsson, Hordur G.
Kristófersson, Daði Már
Laksá Unn
Lilja Magnúsdóttir.
Smáradóttir, Sigrún Elsa
Smárason, Birgir -rn
Solberg, Svein Ø
Stefánsdóttir, Elísabet Kemp
Gunnar Þórðarson, 1945-
ISBN 9289339179 (electronic bk)
9789289339179 (electronic bk)