This custom persists and recreates itself alongside the new economies and ecologies of consumer capitalism. Waste of a Nation offers an anthropological and historical account of India’s complex relationship with garbage.
Author: Assa Doron
Publisher: Harvard University Press
In India, you can still find the kabaadiwala, the rag-and-bone man. He wanders from house to house buying old newspapers, broken utensils, plastic bottles—anything for which he can get a little cash. This custom persists and recreates itself alongside the new economies and ecologies of consumer capitalism. Waste of a Nation offers an anthropological and historical account of India’s complex relationship with garbage. Countries around the world struggle to achieve sustainable futures. Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey argue that in India the removal of waste and efforts to reuse it also lay waste to the lives of human beings. At the bottom of the pyramid, people who work with waste are injured and stigmatized as they deal with sewage, toxic chemicals, and rotting garbage. Terrifying events, such as atmospheric pollution and childhood stunting, that touch even the wealthy and powerful may lead to substantial changes in practices and attitudes toward sanitation. And innovative technology along with more effective local government may bring about limited improvements. But if a clean new India is to emerge as a model for other parts of the world, a “binding morality” that reaches beyond the current environmental crisis will be required. Empathy for marginalized underclasses—Dalits, poor Muslims, landless migrants—who live, almost invisibly, amid waste produced predominantly for the comfort of the better-off will be the critical element in India’s relationship with waste. Solutions will arise at the intersection of the traditional and the cutting edge, policy and practice, science and spirituality.
Author: United States. General Accounting OfficePublish On: 1979
None of the public and political opposition to past waste disposal efforts has
centered on either the need for ... while the Nation could conceivably turn away
from expansion or continued long - term reliance on nuclear power , this action
Author: United States. Congress. Office of Technology AssessmentPublish On: 1985
Secretary of Energy about State involvement in all phases of radioactive waste
siting and on more general matters of policy affecting State and local interests,
such as composition of the National Waste Management Plan and the Nuclear ...
Author: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Arguing that waste inflects the experimental style of these texts, I develop the notion of "textual waste"--Which I define as the text's stance toward its inevitable contamination by the excesses of modernity and which can take the form of ...
Throwaway Nation illuminates the problem and suggests ways we can mitigate this environmental disaster.
Author: Jeff Dondero
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The US leads the world in many ways, including the amount of waste we produce. Although we constitute less than 5 percent of the world’s population, we use up to 30 percent of the world’s resources, and per capita we generate the most trash. Throwaway Nation illuminates the problem and suggests ways we can mitigate this environmental disaster.
NEW YORK , THURSDAY , JUNE 6 , 1889 . in the tariff of 1883 were , and are ,
the im- | whole of it waste . This is imported at porters of and wholesale dealers in
the im a duty of ten cents per pound , to the The Week . ported coatings and ...
Author: John Morris (author of The new nation.)Publish On: 1880
John Morris (author of The new nation.) ... Greek Eremia , a solitude , a
wilderness , a being waste , or a being laid waste , destitution . Greek Eremos ,
Ereme , desolate , abandoned , deserted , Greek Eremoo , to lay waste , to
destroy . [ waste .
We assess the human waste is the biggest factor with the proper initiative and
pow fire waste of the nation at one - half with which our nation and its indus - ers
would suffice . billion annually , the bad debt waste tries must contend . Every
... talk about waste to recognize ceptance of majority decisions but protection of
that after all the sum total of the human waste is minority interests . Discussion
and compromise are the biggest factor with which our nation and its the vital
The waste of this nation has been of such stupendous amount that if it were
possible to eliminate most of it the savings effected would in themselves
constitute a large budget for a major nation . Our very leadership and the
continuation of our ...
The country's sustainability roadmap, launched in 2016, has set an overall goal
of moving toward a “zero waste nation” including reducing consumption and
reusing and recycling all materials. This blueprint defines an ambitious 2030
Author: Trevor M. Letcher
Publisher: Academic Press
Plastic Waste and Recycling: Environmental Impact, Societal Issues, Prevention, and Solutions begins with an introduction to the different types of plastic materials, their uses, and the concepts of reduce, reuse and recycle before examining plastic types, chemistry and degradation patterns that are organized by non-degradable plastic, degradable and biodegradable plastics, biopolymers and bioplastics. Other sections cover current challenges relating to plastic waste, explain the sources of waste and their routes into the environment, and provide systematic coverage of plastic waste treatment methods, including mechanical processing, monomerization, blast furnace feedstocks, gasification, thermal recycling, and conversion to fuel. This is an essential guide for anyone involved in plastic waste or recycling, including researchers and advanced students across plastics engineering, polymer science, polymer chemistry, environmental science, and sustainable materials.
... Hog manure too valuable to waste . Nation's Agriculture , 39 ( 5 ) : 14-15 , May
1964 . Poultry manure is removed from below the group cages on the plant of
Winlock Farms , Winlock , Washington , twice a year and is used by dairy farmers
Scattered Nation 1 , 1867 Ay , firmer than the rock ; " The mountains shall depart ,
And the strong hills remove , While Israel of Jehovah ' s heart The constant love
shall prove ... The other cultivating and planting waste land - the title of laughed .
The Economic Utilization of Human Waste in Agriculture Lattee A. Fahm ...
international developments and activities to which I devoted some attention while
on assignment at the United Nation ' s Institute for Training and Research (
UNITAR ) .
At the Mayak complex in Chelyabinsk , where the Soviet Union built nuclear
weapons during the cold war , Lake Karachay ranks as perhaps the most
polluted spot on earth ; it contains 120 million curies of radioactive waste ,
including seven ...