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Waste in Ecological Economics (Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,067
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Waste in Ecological Economics (Hardcover): Katy Bisson, John Proops

Waste in Ecological Economics (Hardcover)

Katy Bisson, John Proops

Series: Current Issues in Ecological Economics Series

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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 book examines the ecological economics approach to waste, its conceptualisation and management. In order to provide a comprehensive understanding of the issue of waste, the authors utilise an array of disciplinary approaches from both natural and social sciences. They begin by considering waste through the thermodynamics of production processes, and through an assessment of the history of waste. Building on this physical-social background, they concentrate on specific aspects of waste policy. These include the public's attitude towards waste, the economics of waste, and the laws and regulations surrounding waste disposal. Further chapters look in detail at the three main types of waste being generated by modern societies: municipal, toxic and nuclear waste. This path-breaking book seeks to lay the basis for a general conceptualisation of waste in ecological economics and to elucidate the main issues relating to waste generation and management. This is a comprehensive analysis of waste as a concept, and as an issue for humans as both producers and consumers. It will be of great value to ecological economists, waste managers and environmental policy analysts.

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Imprint: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Current Issues in Ecological Economics Series
Release date: September 2002
Editors: Katy Bisson • John Proops
Dimensions: 156 x 234 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-1-84064-648-1
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > The environment
Books > Professional & Technical > Environmental engineering & technology
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental economics
Books > Professional & Technical > Environmental engineering & technology > Sanitary & municipal engineering
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Books > Professional & Technical > Environmental engineering & technology > Sanitary & municipal engineering > Waste treatment & disposal
Books > Professional & Technical > Environmental engineering & technology > Sanitary & municipal engineering > Waste treatment & disposal > General
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LSN: 1-84064-648-9
Barcode: 9781840646481

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