STP592

    Materials Recovery and Utilization

    Published: Jan 1975


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    Abstract

    Some raw materials are in scarce supply, and the cost of others have risen sharply. This has started the United States into a transition period, from being a “disposable” society into an era of widespread recovery, reclamation, and reuse of materials. The working of free market forces, rather than arbitrarily imposed incentive/disincentive plans, should determine how long the transition takes. It could be speeded, however, if several present disincentives to materials recovery and reuse were removed.

    Keywords:

    conservation, reclamation, materials recovery, natural resources


    Author Information:

    Estes, EM
    President, General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Mich.


    Paper ID: STP33887S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D34.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP33887S


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