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Planning for Resource Recovery: Lessons from the California Experience
Journal of the American Planning Association
  • W. David Conn, University of California - Los Angeles
Publication Date
4-1-1978
Abstract
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, which emphasizes resource recovery as a goal, provides for states or regional authorities to prepare comprehensive solid waste management plans. A review of the experience in California, where solid waste planning has been required since 1972, shows that communities have generally hesitated to include resource recover in their plans; this seems to be due largely to technological uncertainties, to the existence of economic and institutional biases against recovery, and to the lack of financial assistance for planning and implementation. Some of these obstacles may be overcome, at least in part, by provisions in the new federal act.
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Citation Information
W. David Conn. "Planning for Resource Recovery: Lessons from the California Experience" Journal of the American Planning Association Vol. 44 Iss. 2 (1978) p. 200 - 208
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dconn/5/