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Technological Choice

Technology and the Environment

drainGreen Technology Paradigms?

Bullet pointEnvironmental Protection (1970s and 80s)

problem: too much waste
solution: reducing quantity, toxicity
of wastes
mechanism: laws and regulations

green technology: recycling, waste treatment, waste minimisation, efficient use

Bullet pointResource Management (1990s)

problem: poor resource management
solution: internalise environmental costs
mechanism: economic instruments

green technology: alternative material inputs, cleaner technology, material recovery

Bullet pointEcodevelopment (future?)