Faculty Advisor

Rudolph, Jennifer

Faculty Advisor

Selkow, Stanley M.

Center

San Jose, Costa Rica

Abstract

In May 2010, Costa Rica passed the "Law for the Integrated Management of Residues," which stated that lawmakers would pass specific decrees to improve solid waste management. We worked with GTZ and CYMA to provide recommendations for these decrees. We researched international programs and conducted a focus group and interviews with key stakeholders in order to determine feasible Market-Based Instruments to improve waste management. To this end, we recommend that Costa Rica gradually implement Eco-labeling, Pay-As-You-Throw, and Deposit-Refund.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Project Center

San Jose, Costa Rica

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