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Waste and the Law

If you hold an interest in international environmental law, you might find the special rapport in this week’s Economist on waste interesting. Although waste does not at first sight concern international law and related areas, the rapport fascinatingly describes many of the challenges and problems which waste gives rise to.  Given that, on average, each westerner produce around 500 kg of municipal waste a year, it is easy to appreciate that waste is an important issue. For example, the report cites data from a French research institute documenting that each year developed countries spend $120 billion disposing municipal waste in…