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Waste Management and Planning

Series: Managing the Environment for Sustainable Development

Edited By: Jane Powell, R Kerry Turner and Ian J Bateman

586 pages, Figs, tabs

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Sep 2001 | #116783 | ISBN: 1840642173
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Presents a comprehensive selction of leading papers covering four main aspects of waste management: the waste problem, evaluation of waste management options, economic instruments and legislation and policy.


Part 1 The waste problem - technological and management options: municipal solid waste - a prediction methodology for the generation rate and composition in the European Union countries and the United States of America, E. Daskalopoulos et al; sorting and recycling of domestic waste - review of occupational health problems and their possible causes, Otto M. Poulsen et al; does municipal solid waste composting make economic sense?, M. Renkow and A.R. Rubin; sustainable land-fill - possibility or pipe-dream?, K. Westlake; analysis of residential solid waste at generation sites, H.A. Abu Qdais; solid waste collection systems in developing urban areas of South Africa - an overview and case study, Katrina Smith Korfmacher; recycling - an environmentally friendly and income generating activity towards sustainable solid waste management - case study - Dar es Salaam city, Tanzania, M.E. Kaseva and S.K. Gupta; solid waste management in India - options and opportunities, Shuchi Gupta et al; local management of hazardous wastes from small-scale and cottage industries, Carl R. Bartone and Livia Benavides. Part 2 Evaluation of waste management options: questioning the waste hierarchy - the case of a region with a low population density, Alan Barrett and John Lawlor; development of a decision support system for minicipal solid waste management systems planning, K.D. Barlishen and B.W. Baetz; municipal solid waste management - an economic perspective, R.K. Turner; solid waste management within the framework of life cycle assessment, Goran Finnveden et al; a lifecycle assessment and economic evaluation of recycling, Jane C. Powell et al; assessing a kerbside recycling scheme - a quantitative and willingness to pay case study, Iain R. Lake et al; estimating lost amenity due to landfill waste disposal, Guy Garrod and Ken Willis; a systems approach to materials flow in sustainable cities - a case study of paper, Matthew A. Leach et al; the evaluation of waste management options, Jane C. Powell; cost-benefit analysis of resource material recycling, Horng-Guang Leu and Sheng H. Lin; quantifying externalities in solid waste management in Hong Kong, Shan-Shan Chung and Chi-Sun Poon. Part 3 Economic instruments and waste management: green taxes, waste management and political economy, R.K. Turner et al; unit pricing of residential municipal solid waste - lessons from nine case study communities, Marie Lynn Miranda and Joseph E. Aldy; taxing virgin material - an approach to waste problems, Annegrete Bruvoll; the cost of reducing municipal solid waste, Karen Palmer et al; life-cycle management and economic instruments, Inger Brisson; competition, sustainability and packaging policy in the UK, Ian G. Bailey. Part 4 Waste management legislation and policy: the structure of the Dutch waste sector and impediments for waste reduction, Paulien de Jong and Maarten Wolsink; making waste work - making UK national solid waste strategy work at the local scale, Adam D. Read; integra

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