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Evaluation of the Waste Tire Resources Recovery Program and Environmental Health Policy in Taiwan

By Chia-Ching Chen, Tetsuji Yamada, I-Ming Chiu and Yi-Kuen Liu

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This paper examines the effectiveness of Taiwanese environmental health policies, whose aim is to improve environmental quality by reducing tire waste via the Tire Resource Recovery Program. The results confirm that implemented environmental health policies improve the overall health of the population (i.e. a decrease in death caused by bronchitis and other respiratory diseases). Current policy expenditures are far below the optimal level, as it is estimated that a ten percent increase in the subsidy would decrease the number of deaths caused by bronchitis and other respiratory diseases by 0.58% per county/city per year on average

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