Some reflections on the international waste trade and emerging nations

David L. McKee (Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA)

International Journal of Social Economics

ISSN: 0306-8293

Publication date: 1 April 1996

Abstract

Recent years have seen the emergence of a new industry dealing in the international disposal of garbage and various forms of waste. Emerging nations have become disposal sites for materials emanating from the developed world. Attempts to explain the rationale behind the international waste trade. Discusses the acceptance of garbage and waste by poorer nations as a public policy issue. Attempts to balance the economic logic of the acceptance decision with various ethical considerations. Concludes that waste should never be accepted but rather that the advisability of such a practice is destination‐specific and must be assessed on a case by case basis.

Keywords

Citation

McKee, D. (1996), "Some reflections on the international waste trade and emerging nations", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 23 No. 4/5/6, pp. 235-244. https://doi.org/10.1108/03068299610121822

Download as .RIS

Publisher

:

MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1996, MCB UP Limited

Please note you might not have access to this content

You may be able to access this content by login via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
If you would like to contact us about accessing this content, click the button and fill out the form.
To rent this content from Deepdyve, please click the button.