Minimum unit pricing
is not a silver bullet, but it will be a major new and important tool in our approach to reducing alcohol consumption.
"Minimum unit pricing
has proven to be one of the most effective ways of tackling the issues caused by excessive drinking and related anti-social behaviour.
Judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh yesterday ruled the case against minimum unit pricing
should be referred to the EU.
Mr Mallon, pictured, said: "I welcome the increase in the taxation of cider by the Government but it is my belief that the most effective way of addressing the issue of reducing alcohol consumption is the introduction of a unit pricing
scheme of 50p per unit of alcohol.
The "naive" model results--which are not corrected for possible treatment effects--indicate that towns with unit pricing
experience a major reduction in per capita waste generation, and no effect of curbside waste collection programs on generation rates.
, where households are charged per unit of waste, is one economic tool that can create an incentive for households to reduce waste.
Some years ago, supermarkets and the customers made a big deal out of unit pricing
which displayed the price per ounce, per pound, per foot, or per sheet on all kinds of packaged goods.
Coupled with evidence of the potential applications of unit pricing
for retail managers (Manning, Sprott, and Miyazaki, 1998), this suggests a need to explore the effects of unit price presentation.
With unit pricing
, consumers pay only for the amount of trash they discard.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications from communities interested in participating in the agency's residential solid waste unit pricing
Dai Lloyd AM, chairman of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee, said: "The committee welcomes the principle outlined in the bill and believes minimum unit pricing
will go some way to improving the health of a significant cohort of the Welsh population.
A Welsh Government spokesman said: "Minimum unit pricing
is not intended to work in isolation; it will form part of, and complement, our wider Substance Misuse Strategy.