The refundable deposit is the most effective method government has to encourage recycling because

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    the revenue the program generates helps local governments recover the cost of recycling the materials.
     it generates revenue for the government when people fail to obtain a refund.
     the opportunity cost of failing to obtain a refund causes the individual to recycle more or internalize the external cost of littering and public disposal costs.
     the cost of recycling centers collecting and recycling of materials reduces the burden of municipal recycling programs.
asked Jun 2, 2013 in Economics by anonymous
    

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the opportunity cost of failing to obtain a refund causes the individual to recycle more or internalize the external cost of littering and public disposal costs.
answered Jun 3, 2013 by Xyz ~Expert~ (3,650 points)



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