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Understanding the impacts of transboundary waste shipment policies: The case of plastic and electronic waste

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dc.contributor.author Parajuly, Keshav
dc.contributor.author Fitzpatrick, Colin
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-25T13:23:56Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-25T13:23:56Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8647
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.relation 713279 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sustainability;12, 2412
dc.subject impact assessment en_US
dc.subject policy evaluation en_US
dc.subject e-waste en_US
dc.subject plastic waste en_US
dc.title Understanding the impacts of transboundary waste shipment policies: The case of plastic and electronic waste en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/su12062412
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.relation.projectid 713279 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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