Module Identifier LAM5810  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mrs Marion I Arnold  
Semester Available all semesters  
Other staff Mrs Marion I Arnold, Mrs Lillian Stevenson  

Brief description

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.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Ball, Simon Ball & Bell on environmental law edition 5th . Blackstone 185431887X
Elkington, John Green Capitalists edition n.e. . Gollancz 0575045833
Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee Sustainable waste management Stationery Office
Hellawell, Trevor Blackstone's Guide to Contaminated Land Blackstone P. 1841741426
Laurence, Duncan S. Waste Regulation Law Butterworth 040602457X
Meyer, Peter B. Contaminated Land E.Elgar Pub. 185898243X
Tietenberg, Thomas H. Environmental economics and policy HarperCollins College Publishers 0673469743
Debating the Earth Oxf.U.P. 0198782276
Earthscan Reader in Environmental Economics Earthscan Publications 1853831069
International Handbook of Environmental Sociology edition n.e. . E.Elgar Pub. 1840642432
Licensing of Waste Management Facilities H.M.S.O. 0117527270

Web Page/Sites
Command Papers
ENDS Report
Environmental law reports
Integrated Product Policy
Journal of Marine Systems
Official journal of the European Communities:L
Public General Acts
Statutory Instruments
The Background Report and Proposal for a Directive on WEEE
** Supplementary Text
About EUR-Lex - the portal to European Union law
Help Guides for Lexis/Nexis
Help Guides for Westlaw
Introduction to Information Resources for Law Distance Learners
Locating full-text European Union case law via Lexis, Westlaw & EUR-Lex
Subject Information & Links for Law
UWA Electronic Journals
UWA Electronic Resources


This module is at CQFW Level 7