Understanding the Impacts of Transboundary Waste Shipment Policies: The Case of Plastic and Electronic Waste

Parajuly, Keshav and Fitzpatrick, Colin, (2020). Understanding the Impacts of Transboundary Waste Shipment Policies: The Case of Plastic and Electronic Waste. Sustainability, 12(2412), 1-15

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    Author Parajuly, Keshav
    Fitzpatrick, Colin
    Title Understanding the Impacts of Transboundary Waste Shipment Policies: The Case of Plastic and Electronic Waste
    Appearing in Sustainability
    Volume 12
    Issue No. 2412
    Publication Date 2020-03-19
    Place of Publication Bonn, Limerick
    Publisher MDPI
    Start page 1
    End page 15
    Language eng
    Abstract Impact assessment is a part of the policy implementation cycle, which can support the design and implementation of effective policies at a minimum cost. It can be instrumental in understanding policy options available to tackle a particular issue before devising a policy and in analyzing the performance of already implemented policy instruments with respect to the desired goals. When it comes to environmental policies, demonstrating the worth and merit of any regulation is even more important. The knowledge gathered from the evaluation of existing policies can help improve the quality of new environmental policies. This paper analyzes policy impacts and their assessments related to the transboundary movement of waste. E-waste and plastic waste fractions are used as cases in order to study three associated policies and their impact assessments. Learnings from the analysis are summarized and measures for strengthening the impact assessment approaches are recommended based on the evidence from recent developments in the transboundary movement of waste fractions. Impact assessments of waste management and shipment policies could benefit from a more comprehensive but issue-oriented approach that looks beyond the short-term economic savings.
    UNBIS Thesaurus ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
    Keyword Policy evaluation
    E-waste
    Plastic waste
    Waste shipment
    Chinese import ban
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2020
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISSN 20711050
    DOI 10.3390/su12062412
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