This post presents recently published work by Dr Katrien Steenmans on the use of blockchain technology in the waste management sector, co-authored by Dr Phillip Taylor (Trilateral Research and University of Warwick) and Dr Ine Steenmans (University College London).
The Environment Bill is key legislation for providing the direction of environmental law now that the UK has left the European Union and the transition period has ended. This blogpost focuses on two particular areas of concern within it: the creation of the Office of Environmental Protection (OEP) and biodiversity.
Plastic waste pollution is a huge issue with many detrimental economic, environmental and social impacts. Many questions therefore exist in relation to its most effective governance. This blogpost covers some of the motivation for a Special Issue on the Governance of Plastics.
Property rights in waste – in essence who owns waste and how waste can be used – are a key consideration in how waste is conceived and treated. Yet, they are not consciously engaged with to promote reuse, recycling, or recovery of waste. This post covers how private property rights are currently being used to facilitate the looping of wastes in one particular case study in Sweden.
Aaron Cooper highlights some of the ways in which he has been ensuring the dissemination of his research virtually during the pandemic.