Sectoral, resource and carbon impacts of introducing recycling in a forest sector
Etienne Lorang  1, 2@  , Philippe Delacote  3@  , Antonello Lobianco@
1 : Chaire économie du climat  -  Site web
Chaire économie du climat
Chaire Economie du Climat Palais Brongniart, 4e étage 28 place de la Bourse 75002 Paris -  France
2 : Bureau d\'Économie Théorique et Appliquée  -  Site web
Université de Lorraine, université de Strasbourg, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR7522, Institut National de Recherche pour l’Agriculture, l’Alimentation et l’Environnement
3 : Laboratory of Forest Economics, INRA, AgroParisTech, Nancy
AgroParisTech, Nancy, Agro Paris Tech, Nancy,

Recycling is emerging as an alternative to extraction in many industries and one of the corner stones of the circular economy. In this paper, we assess the role of paper and cardboard recycling on the forest sector, both from an economic and carbon perspective. For that purpose, we model this recycling industry within our forest sector model, in order to relate it to other wood products. As the forest sector has an important potential for climate change mitigation, this model allows us to assess the market effects of paper and cardboard recycling as well as effects on the resource and the carbon balance of the forest sector. We show that these results are strongly linked to the hypothesis of substitution or complementarity between recycled and wood-pulp.

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