The Economics of Reducing Waste

Buying smarter and taxing the full cost of products on corporations would go a long way toward reducing waste.

There is already a model for taxing companies for the waste their products produce in the way that we tax cigarettes. Anywhere from $0.17 per pack in Missouri to $4.35 per pack in New York is collected to help offset the costs incurred by hospitals treating people who develop lung cancer.
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