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Opportunities and Challenges in Governing Plastics Waste
Submission Deadline: July 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now
Rosalind Malcolm, PhD, Barrister, Professor of Law
Director of Governing Plastics Network; Chair of the Special Interest Group on Plastics in the Environment, Co-Director of the Surrey Centre for International and Environmental Law, School of Law, University of Surrey, England
Research interests: regulatory frameworks for environmental management, compliance and enforcement; ecodesign laws; governance of plastics waste; operationalising rights to water and sanitation; property rights in environmental media
Katrien Steenmans, PhD, Assistant Professor in Law
Research Associate of the Research Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University
Research interests: EU environmental law; waste law; law and the circular economy; blockchain technology and governance; climate finance law; property rights in waste; property rights for promoting transitions towards circular economies; industrial symbiosis
About the topic:
Huge amounts of plastics waste are being produced, with half of all plastic produced designed to be used only once before being discarded. Much of this waste escapes into our natural environment with growing evidence on the subsequent hugely negative impacts, including deadly impacts on wildlife and the detrimental effects on our human health as a result of plastics waste ending up in our food chains. There is therefore a critical need to govern plastics waste in such a way that its production is minimized or, where its generation is inevitable, that circular plastics economies are developed (i.e. plastics are reused, recycled, or recovered instead of linear take-make-dispose approaches). This Special Issue seeks to contribute to this need by calling for papers on, but not limited to, the following:
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