Waste

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Waste is one of the planet s last great resource frontiers. From furniture made from up-cycled wood to gold extracted from computer circuit boards, artisans and multinational corporations alike are finding ways to profit from waste while diverting m…
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    Waste is one of the planet s last great resource frontiers. From furniture made from up-cycled wood to gold extracted from computer circuit boards, artisans and multinational corporations alike are finding ways to profit from waste while diverting materials from overcrowded landfills. Yet beyond these benefits, this new resource still poses serious risks to human health and the environment. In this unique book, Kate O Neill traces the emergence of the global political economy of wastes over the past two decades. She explains how the emergence of waste governance initiatives and mechanisms can help us deal with both the risks and the opportunities associated with the hundreds of millions possibly billions of tons of waste we generate each year. Drawing on a range of fascinating case studies to develop her arguments, including China s role as the primary recipient of recyclable plastics and scrap paper from the Western world, Zero-Waste initiatives, the emergence of transnational waste-pickers alliances, and alternatives for managing growing volumes of electronic and food wastes, O Neill shows how waste can be a risk, a resource, and even a livelihood, with implications for governance at local, national, and global levels.

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    Format
    E-Bok
    Kopisperre
    Teknisk DRM
    Filformat
    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2019
    Forlag
    Wiley
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9780745687438
    Sider
    240
    Emne
    Civil engineering, surveying & building, Geography, The environment

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