Waste Management and Planning

Waste Management and Planning presents a comprehensive selection of leading papers covering four main aspects of waste management: the waste problem, evaluation of waste management options, economic instruments and legislation and policy. Part I examines the technical aspects of waste management, such as waste generation, composition, management options and technologies. Part II discusses the evaluation of waste management options and includes papers on lifecycle assessment, multicriteria evaluation, and economic assessments. Part III focuses on economic instruments, packing policies, virgin material taxes and unit pricing. Part IV includes papers on public participation, waste facility siting and waste policy and legislation in the US, Europe and Tanzania. This volume will be an invaluable source of reference for waste management students and practitioners, and environmentalists, students and all those interested in waste management issues.