Waste in Ecological Economics

Current Issues in Ecological Economics series

Edited by Katy Bisson, Principal Research Analyst, Staffordshire Police, UK and John Proops, formerly Professor of Ecological Economics, School of Politics, International Relations and the Environment, Keele University, UK

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.

‘Waste in Ecological Economics provides a broad discussion of the phenomenon of waste and offers a well-grounded introduction for students and those new to the topic. For readers with a background in waste issues the collection offers a refreshingly holistic perspective on a subject that is often fragmented across various technical discourse. And, for those wishing to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into waste as a research subject, this book outlines, both in its content and its tone, the fundamental empirical and theoretical issues that lie at the heart of this messy material and highly political subject.’
– Katharine Farrell, Environment Politics

‘The book is a good introduction for students and researchers in the field of waste management who try to include a broader multi-disciplinary view on the issues they study. The references at the end of each chapter will help the reader to further investigate the topics of interest.’
– Ernst Worrell, Resources Conservation & Recycling

2002 224 pp Hardback 978 1 84064 648 1 £89.00 £80.10 $127.00 $114.30

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