This module presents students with an introduction to waste management law and policy. It will deal in particular with three aspects. Firstly, it will introduce students to policy initiatives and the legal framework for the promotion of recycling and waste minimisation. Secondly, the legal framework that regulates the actual disposal of waste on land is considered. Thirdly, the public regulatory regime in relation to contaminated land is discussed. This module considers primarily UK waste management law and policy but also takes into account the growing impact of EC law in this field of environmental regulation.