Environmental Management

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 359–365 | Cite as

Pollution performance of firms from pulp and paper industries

  • Martin Freedman
  • Bikki Jaggi


The water pollution emissions by 13 of the largest pulp and paper companies, developed on the basis of monthly reports filed with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by these companies, indicate a wide disparity in the amount of pollution discharged by them into the nation's waterways. Furthermore, the net discharge of pollution in waterways by all firms is positive, which indicates that all the firms in the study pollute the nation's waterways to some degree. Information presented in this study will be useful for public issues, such as evaluating the effectiveness of the Clean Water Act, government's water pollution policy and abatement strategy, and management's effectiveness in abating water pollution.

Key words

Computer pollution policies Pulp and paper industries Water pollution index Water pollution data base Comparative pollution performance 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Freedman
    • 1
  • Bikki Jaggi
    • 2
  1. 1.State University of New YorkBinghamtonUSA
  2. 2.Rutgers State University of New JerseyNew BrunswickUSA

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