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An international waste convention: measures for achieving sustainable development


Meyers, GD and McLeod, G and Anbarci, MA, An international waste convention: measures for achieving sustainable development, Waste Management & Research, 24, (6) pp. 505-512. ISSN 0734-242X (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1177/0734242X06069474


Waste is a by-product of economic growth. Consequently, economic growth presents challenges for sustainable resource management and development because continued economic growth implies continued growth in waste outputs. Poor management of waste results in the inappropriate depletion of natural resources and potentially adverse effects on the environment, health and the economy. It is unsustainable. This paper begins by outlining the magnitude of and the current response to the growth in the quantity of waste outputs. This is followed by a consideration of why the international response to date, including the Rio Declaration and Agenda 21, fails to address the issue adequately. The paper concludes with a discussion on why and how an international treaty or other measure could advance sustainable development by providing an appropriate framework within which to address the problem.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Environmental and resources law
Research Field:Environmental law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Meyers, GD (Professor Gary Meyers)
ID Code:75439
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2012-01-30
Last Modified:2012-02-10

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