Waste Management: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Jacqueline Vaughn Northern Arizona University
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  • ISBN-10: 1598841513
  • ISBN-13: 9781598841510
  • DDC: 363.72
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 310 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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This urgent volume provides an up-to-date overview of waste management, outlining ways that individuals, groups, and governments can reduce waste through integrated strategies. From household trash to radioactive material, Waste Management covers the many types of waste humans produce, then looks at the latest scientific breakthroughs and policy initiatives focusing on the waste management problem. It provides a historical context for understanding the current garbage crisis and examines a number of important events and current issues, including the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, managing the debris from Hurricane Katrina and the World Trade Center site, shipbreaking and human rights violations in Asia, the freecycling movement, and San Francisco's ban on plastic grocery bags. The book also looks at the problem globally, from the most developed country to cultures that rely on trash picking and scavenging.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Tables.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Worldwide Perspective.
4: Chronology.
5: Biographical Sketches.
6: Robert Bullard (b. 1946).
7: Dean Buntrock (b. 1931).
8: Rev. Benjamin Chavis Jr. (b. 1948).
9: Yvon Chouinard (b. 1938).
10: Barry Commoner (b. 1917).
11: Paul Connett (b. 1940).
12: Lois Gibbs (b. 1951).
13: Pete Grogan (b. 1949).
14: Kenny Guinn (b. 1936).
15: Alice Hamilton (1869–1970).
16: H. Wayne Huizenga (b. 1937).
17: Mary McDowell (1854–1936).
18: Martin Melosi (b. 1947).
19: Penny Newman (b. 1947).
20: Paul Palmer (b. 1938).
21: William Rathje (b. 1945).
22: Florence Robinson (b. 1937).
23: Elizabeth Royte (b. 1960).
24: William Sanjour (b. 1933).
25: Wilma Subra (b. 1943).
26: Terri Swearingen (b. 1956).
27: Mike Synar (1950–1996).
28: Will Toor (b. 1961).
29: Jean Lacey Vincenz (1894–1989).
30: George E. Waring Jr. (1833–1898).
31: Craig E. Williams (b. 1948).
32: Data and Documents.
33: Early Efforts to Manage Waste.
34: Waste Management Legislation.
35: Municipal Solid Waste Recycling.
36: Creating a Market for Recycled Products.
37: Global Municipal and Hazardous Waste Generation, Collection, and Treatment.
38: Hazardous Waste Dumping.
39: National Priorities List of Waste Site Actions.
40: “Seven New (Garbage) Wonders of the World”.
41: World's Most Polluted Places, 2006.
42: What Do You Do with Waste Carpet?.
43: Recycling Fun Facts.
44: U.S. Beverage Container Recycling Scorecard.
45: The Nuclear Waste Debate.
46: Directory of Organizations, Associations, and Agencies.
47: U.S. Government Agencies.
48: State Agencies.
49: Industry and Trade Associations and Nongovernmental Organizations.
50: Resources.
About the Author.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jacqueline Vaughn

Jacqueline Vaughn is Professor of Political Science at Northern Arizona University, where she specializes in public policy. Professor Vaughn holds a PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, where she also attended the Graduate School of Public Policy. Previously, she taught at the University of Redlands and at Southern Oregon University. Professor Vaughn has a broad spectrum of nonacademic experience in both the public and private sectors. Her environmental background stems from her work with the South Coast Air Quality Management District in Southern California and with Southern California Edison, where she served as a policy analyst. Professor Vaughn's previously published books include THE POWER OF PLAY, GREEN BACKLASH: THE HISTORY AND POLICY OF ENVIRONMENTAL OPPOSITION IN THE UNITED STATE, DISABLED RIGHTS: AMERICAN DISABILITY POLICY AND THE FIGHT FOR EQUALITY, ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM: A REFERENCE HANDBOOK, GEORGE W. BUSH'S HEALTHY FORESTS: REFRAMING THE ENVIRONMENTAL DEBATE (coauthored with Hanna Cortner), MANAGERIAL DISCRETION IN GOVERNMENT DECISION-MAKING (co-authored with Eric Otenyo), and WASTED MANAGEMENT: A REFERENCE HANDBOOK.