Waste

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ISBN
9780745687407
Nombre del producto:
Waste
Peso:
N/D
Fecha de edición:
1 sept. 2019
Número de Edición:
1
Autor:
O´neill, Kate
Idioma:
Inglés
Formato:
Libro
Páginas:
232
Lugar de edición:
REINO UNIDO
Colección:
SIN COLECCIÓN
Encuadernación:
Rústica

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.

Figures and Tables
List of Acronyms

Preface and Acknowledgements

Chapter 1: The Global Political Economy of Waste

Chapter 2: Understanding Wastes

Chapter 3: Waste Work

Chapter 4: Discarded Electronics

Chapter 5: Food Waste

Chapter 6: Plastic Scrap

Conclusion: A World without Waste?
 
Notes
Selected Readings
References

Kate O’Neill is Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley.

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