The Politics of Waste Management in American Cities Lily Baum Pollans. CHAPTER. 5. Resisting. Garbage. Seattle and Boston, along with other cities across the country, experienced declines in regional landfill capacity in the late 1970s ...
Author: Lily Baum Pollans
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Resisting Garbage presents a new approach to understanding practices of waste removal and recycling in American cities, one that is grounded in the close observation of case studies while being broadly applicable to many American cities today. Most current waste practices in the United States, Lily Baum Pollans argues, prioritize sanitation and efficiency while allowing limited post-consumer recycling as a way to quell consumers’ environmental anxiety. After setting out the contours of this “weak recycling waste regime,” Pollans zooms in on the very different waste management stories of Seattle and Boston over the last forty years. While Boston’s local politics resulted in a waste-export program with minimal recycling, Seattle created new frameworks for thinking about consumption, disposal, and the roles that local governments and ordinary people can play as partners in a project of resource stewardship. By exploring how these two approaches have played out at the national level, Resisting Garbage provides new avenues for evaluating municipal action and fostering practices that will create environmentally meaningful change.
An Encyclopedia of Garbage and Recycling around the World Robert William Collin ... This encyclopedia is a focused examination of waste practices around the world. ... These communities are now actively resisting traditional waste ...
Author: Robert William Collin
This fascinating reference offers a unique take on recycling and trash, tracing the role of waste in public health, climate change, and sustainability around the world. • Includes comparisons of the waste, public health, and emissions profile for many countries • Provides a general introduction to the issue of global waste management • Reveals the various methods of disposal across the world • Features charts, graphs, and tables that present facts and figures to illustrate key statistics • Shares interesting facts and accounts of garbage disposal problems
Similar to the bamboo garden, social movements, fluid communities resisting dominant power, grow underground establishing connections with each other before sending out visible shoots of resistance. These social movements behave like ...
Author: Randika Jayasinghe
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book will focus on "Waste Management," a serious global issue and engineers' responsibility towards finding better solutions for its sustainable management. Solid waste management is one of the major environmental burdens in both developed and developing countries alike. An alarming rate of solid waste generation trends can be seen as a result of globalization, industrialization, and rapid economic development. However, low-income and marginalized sectors in society suffer most from the unfavorable conditions deriving from poor waste management. Solid waste management is not a mere technical challenge. The environmental impact, socio-economic, cultural, institutional, legal, and political aspects are fundamental in planning, designing, and maintaining a sustainable waste management system in any country. Engineers have a major role to play in designing proper systems that integrate stakeholders, waste system elements, and sustainability aspects of waste management. This book is part of a focused collection from a project on Engineering and Education for Social and Environmental Justice. It takes an explicitly social and environmental justice stance on waste and attempts to assess the social impact of waste management on those who are also the most economically vulnerable and least powerful in the society. We hope that this book will assist our readers to think critically and understand the framework of socially and environmentally just waste management. Table of Contents: Introduction / Towards a Just Politics of Waste Management / Expertise, Indigenous People, and the Site 41 Landfill / Waste Management in the Global North / Waste Management in the Global South: A Sri Lankan Case Study / Assessing the Feasibility of Waste for Life in the Western Province of Sri Lanka
One of the greatest impacts of business on solid waste management has been to resist aggressive attempts to reduce waste generation. The largest portion of the nation's waste stream is corrugated cardboard, and although reusable ...
Author: Larry S. Luton
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
Increased enviromental awareness, more demands on local governments, a newly invigorated citizen activism, and a decaying and overburdened infrastructure have made taking care of our garbage one of the major policy making challenges facing local communities. Luton uses the case study of Spokane WA to analyze the public administration and socio-political context of solid waste policy making. Luton’s thorough exploration of Spokane’s experience as opens a window onto contemporary issues of solid waste management as well as the complex social and political environment in which public administrators must operate. His integration of systems theory in the analysis adds to the book’s value as a teaching tool for courses on policy making, urban planning, public administration, and the environment. He examines the complex combination of ecological, political, social and relational dynamics that affect such policies, providing insight into inter-governmental public policy making.
Politicizing Waste: Activists Mobilize “Project Return to Sender” The Khian Sea owners were eventually tried and convicted on federal perjury charges and ... The city resisted steadfastly. ... a New Jersey–based garbage hauling company.
Author: David Naguib Pellow
Publisher: MIT Press
Examines the export of hazardous wastes to poor communities of color around the world and charts the global social movements that challenge them. Every year, nations and corporations in the “global North” produce millions of tons of toxic waste. Too often this hazardous material—inked to high rates of illness and death and widespread ecosystem damage—is exported to poor communities of color around the world. In Resisting Global Toxics, David Naguib Pellow examines this practice and charts the emergence of transnational environmental justice movements to challenge and reverse it. Pellow argues that waste dumping across national boundaries from rich to poor communities is a form of transnational environmental inequality that reflects North/South divisions in a globalized world, and that it must be theorized in the context of race, class, nation, and environment. Building on environmental justice studies, environmental sociology, social movement theory, and race theory, and drawing on his own research, interviews, and participant observations, Pellow investigates the phenomenon of global environmental inequality and considers the work of activists, organizations, and networks resisting it. He traces the transnational waste trade from its beginnings in the 1980s to the present day, examining global garbage dumping, the toxic pesticides that are the legacy of the Green Revolution in agriculture, and today's scourge of dumping and remanufacturing high tech and electronics products. The rise of the transnational environmental movements described in Resisting Global Toxics charts a pragmatic path toward environmental justice, human rights, and sustainability.
'Luo Jianming: We Need a Rational Mode to Negotiate with Government in Resisting Garbage Incinerator,' available at: http://news. qq.com/a/20110610/000788.htm. Accessed on 1 October 2014. It should be noted here SEE-TNC Ecological Prize ...
Author: Ts'ui-jung Liu
Environment, Modernization and Development in East Asia critically examines modernization's long-term environmental history. It suggests new frameworks for understanding as inter-related processes environmental, social, and economic change across China and Japan.
(garbage. in,. garbage. out). starter FILL ME UP: Have students individually choose the kinds ofthings that they are filling themselves up with. Point out that they should choose all the answers that apply. Do this activity yourself to ...
Author: Jim Burns
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
Teens are faced with tough choices every day - choices that have real consequences. Youth ministry veteran Jim Burns has developed Resisting Temptation to equip leaders to guide teens toward making healthy decisions. Using these action-packed, fun activities and indispensable tips for starting crucial dialogue, your teens will be talking in no time. Inside the book you'll find a special download link for additional reproducible student handouts and options for every session to tailor each study to your group's unique needs.
Also included are segments covering the efforts of residents to resist the siting of hazardous waste facilities, incinerators, and landfills. Pellow, David N. 2007. Resisting Global Toxics: Transnational Movements for Environmental ...
Author: Jacqueline Vaughn
An authoritative review of issues in waste management both in the United States and globally that measures the scope of the problem and examines the latest scientific and policy initiatives for addressing it. * A separate chapter of primary source documents relevant to the issue of waste management, including presidential speeches, industry statistics, and international agreements * A chronology ranging from 1757 and the first municipal trash cleaning service to the ban on the production, sale, and use of plastic bags in China in 2008
75 For example, airborne dioxin and ultrafine particles generated by waste incineration continue to be a matter of concern for ... 82 Pellow, Resisting Global Toxics; Little, Burning Matters. ... 87 Melosi, Garbage in the Cities.
Author: Soraya Boudia
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Residues properties -- Legacy -- Accretion -- Apprehension -- Residual materialism.