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Waste management in England and the 'circular economy' model

Gopinath, Deepak


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Deepak Gopinath
Senior Lecturer in Planning and Urban Geography


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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 20, 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Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed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
APA6 Citation Gopinath, D. (2020). Waste management in England and the 'circular economy' model. Geography, 105(1), 39-46
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