WIT Press


The City And The Agricultural Sector Inter- Relationship: Environmental Costs And Benefits

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

806 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000101

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

O. Ayalon, Y. Avnimelech & M. Shechter

Abstract

Both the urban and the agricultural sectors use natural resources and produce wastes using environmental resources. From an economic perspective, each and every stage of production, use and disposal of goods (or services) should also incorporate (internalize) the associated environmental costs, quantified whenever possible. It has by now been universally accepted that in searching for optimal means for the solution of solid waste, comparing and selecting disposal alternatives, an explicit cognizance must be taken of environmental costs. This will render the different alternatives comparably and thus enable a more comprehensive search for an optimal solution. The co-existence of the

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