Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Waste management in England and the 'circular economy' model

Gopinath, Deepak



By tracing the emergence of waste strategy in England, leading up to the most recent strategy launched in 2018, this article aims to aid the development of a shared understanding of what 'waste' means. It also looks at emerging and competing interpretations of waste locally, nationally and at EU level, as well as the shifting roles and responsibilities of the various stakeholders. The review is followed by a discussion of the role of 'circular economy' approaches. The article concludes by posing challenges for future policy-making in the waste sector.


Gopinath, D. (2020). Waste management in England and the 'circular economy' model. Geography, 105(1), 39-46

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 10, 2020
Publication Date Jan 20, 2020
Deposit Date Jan 21, 2020
Journal Geography
Print ISSN 0016-7487
Electronic ISSN 0016-7487
Publisher Geographical Association
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 105
Issue 1
Pages 39-46
Public URL
Publisher URL