Is the waste hierarchy still a useful guide as to the proper formulation and implementation of law and policy in this area?

Title:
1. Is the waste hierarchy still a useful guide as to the proper formulation and implementation of law and policy in
this area?
Maximum Length:
8 pages
Form of the article
• Text (including quotations) must be in Times New Roman 12 point font.
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• A bibliography may be added: this does not count towards the specified page allowance. No other appendix
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• Pages should be numbered.(The page numbering is at the bottom)
References:
Bel et al, ch 18 on waste and ch 16 on contaminated land*
Wolf & Stanley, ch 5, ch 7*
Articles
• A McKenna, ‘Computer waste a forgotten and hidden side to the global information society’ (2007) 19(2) Env
L Rev 116
• Nash, H.A., ‘The Revised Directive on Waste: resolving legislative tensions in waste management?’ (2009)
21(1) JEL 139
• R Lee, ‘Old iron: birth defects litigation and the Corby steelworks reclamation’ (2009) 25(4) Professional
Negligence 174
• N Parpworth and K Thompson, ‘Fly-tipping: a real environmental crime’ (2009) 9 JPL 1133
• A Samuels, ‘The legal concept of waste’ (2010) 11 JPL 1391
• UKELA Waste Working Party, ‘BREXIT: Implications of the UK leaving the European
Union: Waste Management’ 17 elaw (March/April 2016)
• ENDS, ‘BREXIT poses huge challenges for environmental sector’ (2016) 497 ENDS Report 4.
• J. Malinauskaite, H. Jouhara and N. Spencer, ‘Waste prevention and technologies in the context of the EU
Waste Framework Directive: lost in translation?’ (2017) 26(3) E.E.E.L.R 66-80.
• Louis Dawson, “Our Waste, Our Resources: A Strategy for England” – switching to a circular economy through
the use of extended producer responsibility (2019) 21(3) Env. L. Rev. 210-218
Legislation – key items
UK
• Environmental Protection Act 1990 – PART II
• Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/1154)
• Landfill Tax Regulations 1996 (SI 1996/1527)
• Landfill Allowances and Trading Scheme (England) Regulations 2004 (SI 2004/3212)
• Environmental Protection Act 1990 – PART IIA
EU
• Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC OJ L 312/3 (repealing and amending several earlier measures).
• Hazardous Waste Directive 91/689 as amended by Directive 94/31 (as implemented in the UK by the
Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations (SI 2005/894)
• Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste; implemented in the UK by the Environmental Permitting Regs
(above)
• Waste Incineration Directive 2000/76 (now absorbed by the Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75 – see
chapter IV of the IED)
• Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive 2002/96/EC (2003) OJ L 37/24 (consolidated
version)
Note: The page numbering is at the bottom, also without a cover page

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