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COST COMPARISONS OF ALTERNATIVE METHODS FOR PROCESSING RECYCLED WASTE NEWSPAPERS INTO FARM-ANIMAL BEDDING

James G. Beierlein, William T. McSweeny and Barbara A. Woodruff

Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 1991, vol. 20, issue 2, 6

Abstract: The United States is facing a seemingly overwhelming problem of how to dispose of its solid waste. For disposal solutions to be viable, they must be environmentally sound and economically viable. Processing waste newspapers for farm-animal bedding offers a successful partial solution that meets both criteria. Centralized newspaper chopping is found to cost less than on-farm chopping. Both chopped and unchopped waste newspapers can be economically transported considerable distances. The use of waste newspapers for animal bedding is economically attractive at the farm level and can provide a partial solution to the solid-waste disposal problem.

Keywords: Environmental Economics and Policy; Livestock Production/Industries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1991
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