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Municipal waste management strategies: strategic environmental assessment and the consideration of climate change in England

Fischer, Thomas B.; Potter, Karen; Donaldson, Stuart and Scott, Tony (2011). Municipal waste management strategies: strategic environmental assessment and the consideration of climate change in England. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 13(4) pp. 541–565.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1142/S1464333211004000
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Abstract

Municipal waste management strategies (MWMSs) are local level policy instruments, prepared in an area wide manner all over England, aiming to achieve more sustainable waste management practices. Their focus is on different aspects of the waste management hierarchy, including waste reduction, reuse, recycling/composting and residual waste management. In this paper, a systematic review of MWMS strategic environmental assessments (SEAs), completed by February 2010 is provided. SEA report quality and the extent to which climate change mitigation is considered are evaluated. Whilst there are strengths of current practice, there is also scope for improvement, particularly regarding a more effective consideration of the waste management hierarchy. Furthermore, whilst climate change mitigation is routinely considered as an overall objective, none of the SEAs set related targets, for example regarding carbon emission reduction.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 Imperial College Press
ISSN: 1464-3332
Keywords: Municipal waste management strategies; Strategic Environmental Assessment; England; climate change
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 49189
Depositing User: Karen Potter
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2017 13:41
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2019 05:45
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/49189
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