Special Topics in Environmental Studies - Fall 2021
TOPIC: Waste Flows
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.