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The ethics of waste policy


Wallimann-Helmer, Ivo (2019). The ethics of waste policy. In: Lever, Annabelle; Poama, Andrei. The Routledge handbook of ethics and public policy. Oxon / New York: Taylor & Francis, 501-512.

Abstract

One of the major ethical issues in waste policy concerns the just distribution of waste facilities and the associated environmental risks. This essay provides an overview of the most important aspects to consider when assessing whether unequal exposure to waste facilities is unjust. It claims that the ethical principles that might warrant such injustices are problematic due to feasibility constraints. This is why appropriate democratic involvement in policy decisions about waste facilities is crucial. However, equal recognition of all affected is given only if they all can have an effective and equal voice in policy-making about waste facilities.

Abstract

One of the major ethical issues in waste policy concerns the just distribution of waste facilities and the associated environmental risks. This essay provides an overview of the most important aspects to consider when assessing whether unequal exposure to waste facilities is unjust. It claims that the ethical principles that might warrant such injustices are problematic due to feasibility constraints. This is why appropriate democratic involvement in policy decisions about waste facilities is crucial. However, equal recognition of all affected is given only if they all can have an effective and equal voice in policy-making about waste facilities.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:01 Faculty of Theology > Center for Ethics
06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
Dewey Decimal Classification:170 Ethics
Language:English
Date:5 November 2019
Deposited On:21 Dec 2018 14:03
Last Modified:06 May 2020 00:00
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Series Name:Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics
ISBN:978-1138201279
OA Status:Green
Related URLs:https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315461724/chapters/10.4324%2F9781315461731-40 (Publisher)
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