Case study: economics — the challenge of integrated pollution control

  • R. K. Turner
  • J. C. Powell


Two important UK Government environmental initiatives have come to fruition in recent years: in September 1990 a major White Paper on the environment (This Common Inheritance) was published and in November 1990 the Environment Protection Bill went on to the statute book. From industry’s perspective the most important issue in the latter was the new system of Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) (as set out in DOE, IPC-A Practical Guide, DOE 1991). IPC is meant to be a multimedia approach to pollution control, such that in cases where substances are released to more than one environmental medium, the Best Practicable Environmental Option should be selected by the polluter. It still, however, retains the conventional technology-based approach to pollution control, based on the core concept of Best Available Technology Not Entailing Excessive Cost (BATNEEC).


Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Clean Technology Waste Reduction Economic Instrument 
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