Effectiveness of environmental taxes and charges for managing sand, gravel and rock extraction in selected EU countries

15 Jul 2008

Sand, gravel and rock, which are commonly known as aggregates, are relevant in terms of their contribution to economic progress and also the impact they have on the environment. Not only does extraction of aggregates alter the landscape they also affect groundwater reserves and the cultural assets of a region, hence an important factor to consider in EU policies.

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