By P.J. van Beukering

over the past century overseas exchange has develop into fundamental for plenty of economies. this isn't merely the case for alternate in basic uncooked fabrics and shopper items but in addition for secondary (recyclable) fabrics. With the swift development of the recycling area all over the world, exchange in recyclables elevated significantly. it's notable that almost all of this alternate flows from constructed to constructing international locations. This publication addresses the most explanations of this standard exchange development and investigates its financial and environmental results via undertaking case stories on waste paper imports in India, waste plastics imports in China, and used-tyre exchange in Europe. The ebook concludes by way of recommending regulations which are aimed toward combating adverse financial and environmental results almost certainly caused by alternate in recyclables. The publication bargains new principles to researchers who're concerned in overseas alternate, fabric flows, and waste administration, and presents new insights for decision-makers who're attracted to WTO and the Basel Convention.

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