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Economics of waste

Powell, J., Turner, K., Peters, M. and Strobl, B. (2002) Economics of waste. In: Bisson, K. and Proops, J. (eds.) Waste in Ecological Economics. Edward Elgar, pp. 75-101. ISBN 9781840646481

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Abstract/Summary

Waste is a quintessentially ecological economic issue. The generation of waste is rooted in the very laws of nature, but waste is also a social construct, and what we understand to be waste has evolved with human societies. Therefore, a crucial issue in modern waste management is the understanding of attitudes towards waste. This chapter - and the book more broadly - examines the ecological economics approach to waste, its conceptualisation and management.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering > Transition Pathways to a Low-Carbon Economy
ID Code:94518
Publisher:Edward Elgar

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