The business of waste : Great Britain and Germany, 1945 to the present /

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Author / Creator:Stokes, Raymond G.
Imprint:New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Description:1 online resource (xiii, 331 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Subject:Refuse and refuse disposal -- Great Britain -- History.
Refuse and refuse disposal -- Germany -- History.
Recycling (Waste, etc.) -- Great Britain -- History.
Recycling (Waste, etc.) -- Germany -- History.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- General.
Recycling (Waste, etc.)
Refuse and refuse disposal.
Germany.
Great Britain.
Electronic books.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11831881
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Other authors / contributors:KoĢˆster, Roman, 1975-
Sambrook, Stephen C.
ISBN:9781107294035
1107294037
9781306071819
130607181X
9781139225663
1139225669
9781107027213
1107027217
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-320) and index.
Print version record.
Summary:"The advent of consumer societies in the United Kingdom and West Germany after 1945 led to the mass "production" of garbage. This book compares the social, cultural, and economic fallout of the growing volume and changing composition of waste in the two countries from 1945 to the present through sustained attention to changes in the business of handling household waste. Though the UK and Germany are similar in population density, degrees of urbanization, and standardization, the two countries took profoundly different paths from low-waste to throwaway societies, and more recently, toward the goal of "zero-waste." The authors explore evolving balances between public and private provision in waste services; the transformation of public cleansing into waste management; the role of government legislation and regulation; emerging conceptualizations of recycling and resource recovery; and the gradual shift of the industry's regulatory and business context from local to national and then to international."--
Other form:Print version: Stokes, Raymond G. Business of waste. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013 9781107027213 1107027217