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Defining Waste: A Necessary Step In The Search For Sustainable Development

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO010101

Volume

46

Pages

9

Published

2001

Size

1,011 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

C.O. Sanz Salla

Abstract

Defining waste: a necessary step in the search for sustainable development Consuelo Olimpia Sanz Salla Department of Public Law University Jaume ICastellon, Spain. Abstract In this article we will discuss the efforts in the European Community to distinguish effectively when a substance is discarded and should be considered as a waste, a condition essential to triggering European environmental protection based on the achievement of sustainable development. Special attention is paid to the substantial body of jurisprudence that has developed around the waste definition. 1 The definitional problem of waste in the European Community In their efforts to create a system of environmental controls based on the achievement of sustainable development, European legislators have created a system where the core of the waste definition is based on the interpretation of "disposed of. The first European Waste Directive 75/442/CEE [1] defined waste as "any substance or object wh

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