The following ten articles and one book are recent publications from diverse disciplines, but they all relate to the study of waste, pollution, and externalities. Cooper, D. R., & Gutowski, T. G. (Dec 2015). The Environmental Impacts of Reuse: A Review. Journal of Industrial Ecology. The fear that human consumption …
Over the past few decades, we have met with much success in curbing some of Americans’ exposure to lead. Yet they have struggled to contain this continuing danger precisely because it is literally built into our water systems.
Uneven Earth, a website that hosts articles, interviews, and other information about environmental and social justice conflicts around the world, is offering a writing grant “to fund two articles every month at $100 per article.
From the specific case of marine plastics, Liboiron’s paper offers a more general point that those of us who study discards need to remember to take seriously: How we represent the materiality of the discards we study has a crucial influence on the effectiveness of any action proposed to solve or mitigate their generation.
A pair of new publications focus on the “chicken or egg” question in environmental justice: Are present-day disparities around hazardous sites the result of a pattern of placing hazardous waste sites, polluting industrial facilities, and other locally unwanted land uses (LULUs) disproportionately where poor people and people of color live? Or are they the result of demographic changes that occur after the facilities have been sited?