Zero-Waste: Reconsidering Waste Management for the Future

1st Edition

Atiq Zaman, Tahmina Ahsan

December 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 232 Pages - 39 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138219090 - CAT# Y291379
Series: Routledge Studies in Waste Management and Policy

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This book analyses ‘zero-waste’ as an emerging waste management strategy for the future, which considers waste prevention through innovative design and sustainable consumption practices.

Drawing on a diverse range of case studies from Australia, Bangladesh, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden and the USA, this book explores why urban waste management systems still remain a major challenge for almost all cities around the world. Rejecting waste as an ‘end-of-life’ problem, Atiq Zaman and Tahmina Ahsan instead consider waste prevention through the zero-waste model, in which resources are utilized and consumed with minimum environmental degradation. In addition, the authors give extended discussion on why embracing the zero-waste concept will be beneficial for the circular economy.

Providing a strategic zero-waste framework and an evaluation tool to measure waste management performance aimed towards zero-waste goals, this book will be of great relevance to students, scholars and policymakers with an interest in waste management, sustainable consumption, urban planning and sustainable development.


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