Restrictions or environmental taxes as regulatory means - How will they influence the use of pressure treated wood?

IRG/WP 98-50101-28

F G Evans

In all the Nordic countries except Norway, we have environmental restrictions on the use of pressure treated wood. In Norway we expect environmental taxes on a large number of various products in 1998/99 - probably also pressure treated wood with one or more of the heavy metals copper, chromium and arsenic. The paper will discuss how this can influence the use of pressure treated wood and cause a changes to other materials in the Nordic countries.


Conference: 98-02-02/03 Cannes-Mandelieu, France

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