ISWA Publication Award 2020

Oct 14, 2020 | ISWA news

1st Place:
Global Waste Management: Models For Tackling The International Waste Crisis
By Kamila Pope

We are delighted to award first place to this well-researched and brilliantly written new publication which brings fresh perspectives on an often under-discussed issue of cross-border waste transfers. ISWA???s expert judging panel were unanimous that the publication be awarded first place.

About the book
Among other factors, rapid global population growth, our development model and patterns of production and consumption have increased waste generation worldwide to unsustainable rates. This rise has led to crises in many countries where waste management practices are no longer sound. Global Waste Management outlines the emerging global waste crisis considering the perspectives of developed and developing countries around the world and the international relationships between them. This book provides an ecological viewpoint as well as studying these problems from a legal and justice standpoint.

Global Waste Management contextualises the problems faced when dealing with waste including the causes and origins. Focus is given to cross border waste transfer, as an ongoing and controversial practice, making waste management a global matter. This book scrutinizes existing international, European and Brazilian regulation on waste to highlight the complexity of the subject and the weaknesses of the law. Using a critical and socio-ecological approach, the book proposes an original model of governance to support a new system of global waste management that takes into account ecological sustainability and social justice to overcome the waste crisis. To create these models, a theoretical framework on socio-ecological justice is developed and combined with different discourses and theories described throughout the book. This is the essential guide to understanding the global waste crisis and the future of waste management.

Special Discount for ISWA Members:

ISWA Members can order the book with a special 25% discount. Download the publication from ISWA Knowledge Base – click here.

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