School of Environmental Studies

SCHOOL OF

Environmental Studies

SCHOOL OF

Environmental Studies

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ENSC 483

Special Topics in Environmental Studies - Fall 2018
TOPIC: Waste Flows

Course Description

This course will consider waste as a topic that requires interdisciplinary approaches to
understand waste as both a techno-scientific and socio-ethical issue. Various types of
waste will be considered (municipal solid, industrial, bio-hazardous, food and agriculture,
nuclear, clothing, electronic, mining, military, and so on), as well as various waste
management practices (landfilling, incineration, bioremediation, repositories, and so on).
We will consider various ways of understanding waste (what waste is) as well as how
waste is governed politically, economically, and socially.

Course Instructor:

Dr. Myra Hird

email: myra.hird@queensu.ca

Lectures: