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Governance of waste

Gidwani, Vinay and Corwin, Julia Eleanor (2017) Governance of waste. Economic and Political Weekly, 52 (31). ISSN 0012-9976

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Abstract

Well-versed in the production of waste, corporate capital has not generally focused on capitalising on waste. The discards of consumption, previously approached broadly as mere waste, have recently found rebirth in an increasingly corporate waste market in India. Ranging from contracts for waste collection and incineration-plant installation to sales of recyclables, formal businesses are entering the business of revaluing waste, often to the detriment of India’s already existing informal waste sector that has long conducted its own waste-based businesses. This new, increasingly corporate, business of waste is intimately connected to a new waste governance regime in India. Concerns regarding two symbolically significant waste streams, municipal solid waste and electronic waste, illuminate waste beyond its “management,” and demonstrate its embeddedness in matters of consumerism, informal-sector livelihoods, and urban ecology.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019 The Authors
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD2329 Industrialization
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 15:21
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2020 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/100809

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