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  • Waste and resource : household management of solid waste on the north coast of Honduras
  • Environmental management ; Honduras ; Nuisance ; Toxic waste ; Waste ; Waste treatment
  • Many communities in Honduras do not have organized public solid waste collection and disposal services. This study addressed waste management in two Garífuna communities on the north coast. Their people use a variety of management and disposal
  • strategies. The different pathways for the solid waste depend on the nature of the refuse (harmless, dangerous, or reusable) and which environment is deemed appropriate. A. found household-level waste management practices to be logical and effective. - (SLD)
  • Garbage matters : concepts in new geographies of waste
  • Concept ; Environment ; Household rubbish ; Nuisance ; Social sciences ; Society-environment relationship ; Waste
  • The A. critically reviews important concepts in new geographies of waste. She focuses on both theconceptual frameworks that are used to examine issues concerning waste and the political possibilitiesproduced by understanding waste differently
  • . By plotting a range of concepts of waste and dualist concepts of waste and society, she contextualizes scholarship on waste within the broader discussion about the ‘rematerialization’ of geography and social science.
  • Crossing the threshold : municipal waste policy and household waste generation
  • Household consumption ; Household rubbish ; Local government unit ; Policy ; Recycling ; United Kingdom ; Waste
  • The AA. argue that, in order to meet the enhanced goals of waste reduction , UK municipal waste policy needs a far closer engagement with the household. They show why the potential for achieving enhanced rates of materials diversion through
  • recycling is limited in certain neighbourhoods. They demonstrate the potential for furthering waste reduction through the intensification of existing practices.
  • Legal geographies of e-waste legislation in Canada and the US : jurisdiction, responsibility and the taboo of production
  • Canada ; Electronic waste ; Empowerment ; Geographical thought ; Legal status ; Legislation ; United States of America
  • In Canada and the US states, there is a specific legislation to govern the disposition of e-waste. The work of jurisdiction around e-waste places financial responsibility for waste management on consumers, not producers. Contra the explicit intent
  • of the legislation, a regime of extended consumer responsibility is emerging and waste generated as a result of design and manufacturing remains taboo.
  • Emerging from sewage and waste : a postmodern landscape
  • California ; Facilities ; Polluted water ; Post-modernism ; United States of America ; Viability ; Waste
  • The presidential address to the Association of Pacific coast geographers (Spokane, 12 September 1997) is a call to geographers to study sewage and waste as they are used to construct postmodern landscapes. Numerous examples of creative after-uses
  • of sewage and waste in southern California and elsewhere are provided. - (SLD)
  • Environment ; Hungary ; Pollution ; Town ; Waste
  • This paper deals with the environmental problems of a Hungarian small town, Monor. According to the A., one of the main environmental problems is the increase of the quantity of waste. In Monor until very recently only 20-30 percent of waste water
  • was treated. The solid waste dump is going to be full in a few years and it has to be recultivated. At the same time new solution should be found for depositing solid waste, because illegal waste dumping is already common and in the future it will probably
  • Mass wasting in the Swauk watershed, Washington
  • The A. presents a detailed, watershed-scale analysis of mass wasting in the Swauk watershed that specifically addresses : the spatial patterns of mass wasting; the types of slope failures; the factors affecting these slope failures; the relative
  • and absolute timing of mass wasting; and the implications of mass wasting.
  • Sweden buries its radioactive waste problems
  • The geography of hazardous waste disposal in England and Wales
  • Supposed area-wasting of the Weichselian ice sheet in Denmark
  • The political ecology of nuclear power in Ireland or, how nuclear wastes
  • The dispersal of metal minig wastes in the catchment of the river Geul (Belgium-The Netherlands).
  • The study area covers the catchment of the transboundary river Geul in Belgium and the Netherlands. The fluvial dispersal of mining wastes has caused enhanced concentrations of lead, zinc and cadmium in aquatic sediments and flooplain soils in both
  • countries. The objective of this study is to investigate quantitatively the dispersal of metal mining wastes in this catchment. - (AGD)
  • A municipal solid wastes planning model for a metropolitan area
  • The solution of the developed model can help planners and managers of municipal solid wastes systems in selecting the optimal locations of transfer stations, recycling centers and landfill.
  • Siting patterns of nuclear waste repositories
  • Useful discussion of policies on radioactive waste management at different national and (for USA) state levels. - (DWG)
  • Structural constraints and pluralist contradictions in hazardous waste regulation
  • Environmental management ; Legislation ; Location ; Location choice ; Nuisance ; Regulation theory ; State control ; Toxic waste ; United States ; Waste treatment
  • The AA. assert that the basic assumptions of hazardous waste regulation define the problem as a locational problem confronting the state, rather than an investment problem for the capital. Local opposition to facility siting is explained in terms
  • Economic instruments and waste minimization: the need for discard-relevant and purchase-relevant instruments
  • Economic cost ; Economic strategy ; Legislation ; Nuisance ; Pollution control ; Recycling ; United Kingdom ; Waste treatment
  • It is argued that a mix of instruments will increase the ability of a waste-minimization programme to achieve high waste-reduction targets without imposing excessive cost on the economy. The exact mix will depend on the elements included
  • Waste sector structure : institutional capacity for planning waste reduction
  • Europe ; Liberalisation ; Management ; Netherlands (The) ; Nuisance ; Price fixing ; Privatisation ; Utility fonction ; Waste treatment
  • Waste wars - public attitudes and the politics of place in waste management strategies
  • Governance ; Ireland ; Management ; Nuisance ; Participation ; Policy ; Waste
  • An investigation into environmental waste enforcement in Ireland
  • Environment ; Illegality ; Ireland ; Irish local authorities ; Legislation ; Waste ; best practice ; enforcement ; prosecution ; technology ; waste
  • Despite a number of campaigns conducted in Ireland to increase awareness about appropriate waste management, waste enforcement is still a significant issue. Decisions such as the privatisation of waste collection services and the introduction of new
  • waste charges have contributed to some of the classic waste enforcement issues, like illegal dumping. In addition, the current economic recession affects the resources that local authorities have available to implement enforcement actions. In order
  • to analyse the current situation of waste enforcement in Ireland, a survey was carried out amongst the 34 environmental departments within the Irish local authorities. This paper presents the survey findings. From the results, the principal current waste
  • Thinking waste and matter : from end-of-pipe to materialising economy. Theme issue
  • Governance ; Local government unit ; Location choice ; Management ; Society ; United Kingdom ; Waste ; Waste treatment
  • Collectively, the four papers gathered here show not just that materiality matters to the development of waste scholarship but that a focus on industrial waste matters to the development of work on materiality. Ranging across diverse geographically
  • imaginations, they show too how the geographies of waste scholarship might move beyond their traditional locus of the municipality, the region and the nation-state.