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Waste Management and the Green Economy

Author
Kummer Peiry K., Ziegler A.R., Baumgartner J.
Date
2016
Source
IUCN (ID: MON-092616)
Publisher | Place of publication
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd | Cheltenham, UK
ISBN
978-1-78347-380-9
Pages
256 p.
Document type
Monography/book
Language
English
Field of application
International
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
International trade Waste management Hazardous waste Economy and environment
Abstract

Can waste become a profitable business rather than a costly problem, creating green business opportunities and green jobs while protecting the environment? Might this reduce illegal trade and improper recycling of hazardous wastes by making the legitimate alternatives more attractive? Addressing these questions, this book examines environmentally sound waste management as a driver in the transition to a green economy, and discusses how this transition is challenged by technical limitations, weak regulatory environments and lack of financial incentives.