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Environmental Law

Environmental Law (9th edn)

Stuart Bell, Donald McGillivray, Ole Pedersen, Emma Lees, and Elen Stokes
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date: 20 August 2022

p. 65618. Waste managementlocked

p. 65618. Waste managementlocked

  • Stuart Bell, Stuart BellProfessor of Law and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of York
  • Donald McGillivray, Donald McGillivrayProfessor of Environmental Law, University of Sussex
  • Ole W. Pedersen, Ole W. PedersenReader in Environmental Law, Newcastle University
  • Emma LeesEmma LeesUniversity Lecturer in Environmental and Property Law, University of Cambridge
  •  and Elen StokesElen StokesProfessorial Research Fellow in Law, University of Birmingham

Abstract

This chapter deals with the legal control of waste. Waste management law is a good example of mixed regulation, because a wide range of mechanisms is used to address not only the problems of pollution caused by waste disposal, but also positive mechanisms, such as producer responsibility, which attempt to address the causes of waste production. The chapter concentrates on the regulation of the waste chain, from initial production to final disposal. This includes coverage of the difficult question of the definition of ‘waste’ and a brief explanation of the application of the environmental permitting system that now covers waste management. In general, the chapter looks at national law, although the important contribution of European law and the purposive approach to regulation is also considered.

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