Waste management and plastic waste trade from developed to developing countries
A visual display by Katherine Gingras-Leduc
This event is free and open to the public in person
Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, Loyola College for Diversity & Sustainability, & 4th Space
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In terms of plastic waste trade and waste management, developed countries such as Canada export or used to export plastic waste to developing countries such as the Philippines for recycling or disposal. Growing demand for plastic waste management from developed countries has led to a substantial need for trade with developing countries to eradicate such a problem. The trade of plastic waste is driven and affects various economic, social, and political factors. Indeed, developing countries may gain economic benefits through the trade of plastic waste, such as the creation of jobs and income, but the trade of plastic waste may also result in environmental degradation and health hazards that hinder social and political progress. Additionally, it raises questions about developed countries’ responsibility to manage and reduce their waste and the need for international cooperation to address global environmental issues such as plastic pollution.
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Research that matters: Sustainability, biodiversity, and justice is brought to you by the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability and the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre in collaboration with 4TH SPACE, with the support of the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies; the Leadership in Environmental and Digital innovation for Sustainability (LEADS) NSERC CREATE program; the School of Community and Public Affairs and First Peoples Studies; the Science College; and the Departments of Biology; Communication Studies; Geography, Planning and Environment; Political Science and Sociology and Anthropology; and the Sustainability Action Fund at Concordia University, as well as the Elastic Spaces SSHRC Connection funded project, Thinking Allowed.
This event will contribute to the Sustainability in Research section of Concordia's Sustainability Action Plan by increasing the visibility of sustainability research at Concordia.