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Metamorphosing waste as a resource: Scaling waste management by ecomodernist means

Levidow, Les; Raman, Sujatha


Informed by the European Union’s waste hierarchy, UK policy has normatively shifted the ontological status of waste from matter out of place to a resource for which uses must be found in order to achieve environmental goals of decarbonisation and waste reduction. Technologies linking waste-management with renewable energy have been supported within an ecomodernist framework of market incentives for stimulating private-sector investment in new waste treatment technologies. Under pressure of EU...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-12-05
Type: Journal article
Source: Geoforum
DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.10.020


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