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Environmental movements, waste and waste infrastructure: An introduction

Rootes, Christopher (2009) Environmental movements, waste and waste infrastructure: An introduction. Environmental Politics, 18 (6). pp. 817-834. ISSN 0964-4016. (doi:10.1080/09644010903345587) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The increasing amount and complex nature of municipal waste presents problems of management. Recognising the inadequacies of landfill, waste management authorities proposed incineration, but large-scale incineration provoked more public concern and protest. Concerns about toxicity of incinerator emissions led to tighter regulation, but as evidence of the impacts of air pollution upon human health has hardened, opposition to incineration has persisted. The inequitable distribution of exposure to waste-related risks has generalised demands for environmental justice. There is variation in the extent to which anti-incinerator campaigns are networked among themselves and with environmental NGOs, but such networking has increased and is now transnational. New technologies mitigate some of the hazards of modern waste management but are unlikely to eliminate public protest over the siting of waste infrastructure. © 2009 Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09644010903345587
Additional information: Special Issue: Environmental Movements and Waste Infrastructure
Uncontrolled keywords: Air pollution, Campaign networks, Health impacts, Incineration, Landfill, Municipal waste, atmospheric pollution, environmental justice, health impact, health risk, incineration, landfill, nongovernmental organization, pollution exposure, toxicity, waste facility, waste management
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 15:30 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37530 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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