A new report highlights the failure of Canadian federal regulations to keep harmful flame retardant chemicals out of homes and consumer products. In fact, it argues that current regulations keep toxic chemicals *in* homes and bodies.
Over 43 million gallons of milk has been dumped into manure pits and fields the first eight months of 2016. There is too much of it. Yet milk is only the most recent commodity to become waste in an economic system that depends on waste. The Treadmill of Production refers to the processes by which industrial systems achieve consistent growth, and waste plays a central role.
The moving boundaries of recycling in and beyond China AAS-in-Asia Conference Asia in Motion: Beyond Borders and Boundaries Seoul, 24-27 June 2017 Note: deadline in 10 days Recycling (understood here in a broad sense) played a key role in China’s economic development since the late 1970s. It has undergone major changes in recent years, …
Integrating waste systems: interrogating system boundaries and performance possibilities American Association of Geographers, April 2016 Lily Baum Pollans, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT Jonathan Krones, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Waste is a multi-dimensional phenomenon. In addition to being composed of an uncountable variety of materials, …
The purpose of this two-day transdisciplinary workshop is to gather scholars from the social sciences and the humanities together with a few practitioners to critically discuss the places, roles and trajectories as well as the meanings, practices, and vocabularies of waste in culture and society.
Dr. Max Liboiron (contributing editor of Discard Studies) invites applications to an open PhD position in place-based knowledge. There is no predetermined project for this position other than that it should use a place or Land-based lens to consider knowledge and/or the creation of knowledge.
To build and advance intersectionality and theories of EJ, we propose a Special Issue that examines intersectional approaches to environmental justice —that is, an issue dedicated to developing theoretical and empirical tools to measure the extent to which ‘interlocking systems of oppression’ shape EJ experiences. We aim for this special issue to present varied perspectives of the multiple ways people experience environmental injustice – from the Global South, from rural communities, from sacrifice zones, and from other marginalized and invisible spaces and social positions.
The aim of this sub-theme is to empirically and conceptually explore the multifaceted politics of valuation, including both the politics in valuation practices as well as the role of valuation practices in the distribution of different kinds of resources. European Group for Organizational Studies, 2017 Copenhagen