• John Alder
  • David Wilkinson
Part of the Macmillan Law Masters book series (PMLM)


Developed societies produce vast amounts of waste (around 390 kg per person per year in Europe) and the amount produced is rising steadily. Waste is a serious problem which law is justified in addressing.


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Further Reading

  1. Ball, S. and Bell, S. (1997) Environmental Law: the Law and Policy Relating to the Protection of the Environment, 4th edn, chapter 13 (London: Blackstone Press).Google Scholar
  2. Bontoux, L. and Leone, F. (1997) The Legal Definition of Waste and its Impact on Waste Management in Europe (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies: Sevilla)Google Scholar
  3. Cheyne, I. and Purdue, M. (1995) Fitting Definition to Purpose: the Search for a Satisfactory Definition of Waste. Journal of Environmental Law, 7 (2), 149–67.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Routley, R. and Routley, V. (1978) Nuclear Energy and Obligations to the Future. Inquiry, 21, 133–79.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Shrader-Frechette, K.S. (1984) Ethics and Energy. In T. Regan (ed.) Earth-bound: Introductory Essays in Environmenta/Ethics (Waveland Press: Illinois).Google Scholar
  6. Shrader-Frechette, K.S. (1994) Equity and Nuclear Waste Disposal. Journal of Agricultural Ethics, 7 (2), 133–56.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Strohl, P. (1990) Radioactive Waste Management: Ethics, Law and Policy. Nuclear Law Bulletin, December, part 46, 10–24.Google Scholar
  8. Tromans, S. (1991) The Difficulties of Enforcing Waste Management Licencing Conditions. Journal of Environmental Law, 3, 281.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© John Alder and David Wilkinson 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Alder
    • 1
  • David Wilkinson
    • 2
  1. 1.Newcastle Law SchoolUniversity of NewcastleUK
  2. 2.School of LawKeele UniversityUK

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